TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Beckman, Jayson; Jones, Carol Adaire; Sands, Ronald
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Jan2011, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p334
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
67007870

 

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