A Global General Equilibrium Analysis of Biofuel Mandates and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Beckman, Jayson; Jones, Carol Adaire; Sands, Ronald
January 2011
American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Jan2011, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p334
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the impacts of the global and medium-term mandates for biofuels on agricultural production and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It uses a global computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulation to model the regional impacts of the mandates on the economic patterns of consumption, production, and land use. It says that the CGE models projects that the global biofuel mandates will yield small reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.


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