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Emissions from Indirect Land Use Change: Do they Matter with Fuel Market Leakages?

Dusan Drabik () and Harry de Gorter ()

Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics (RAAE), 2013, vol. 16, issue 2, 13

Abstract: Indirect land use change, an agricultural market leakage, has been a major controversy over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) requirement for corn-ethanol to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent relative to gasoline it is assumed to replace. This paper shows that corn-ethanol policies generate far greater carbon leakage in the fuel market itself. Hence, corn-ethanol does not meet EPA’s threshold, regardless of ethanol policy and whether one includes emissions from land use change.

Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.158093

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