The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty : A Global Perspective

Interest in biofuels began with oil shocks in the 1970’s, but the more rapid development and consumption of biofuel industry in recent years has been primarily driven by mandates, subsidies, climate change concerns, emissions targets and energy security. From 2004 to 2006, fuel ethanol grew by 26% a...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Timilsina, Govinda R. (Editor), Zilberman, David (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Natural Resource Management and Policy
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Biofuels: An Introduction of Market and Impacts
  • Technologies, Production Costs, and Support Policies
  • Biofuels and Global Food Crisis.-Impact on Land
  • Biofuels and Poverty
  • Oil Price and Biofuels
  • Biofuels and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Policies for Biofuels: Direct Subsidies to Biofuels vs. Carbon Tax to Fossil Fuels
  • Political Economy of Biofuels