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
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)
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