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.
Q27, Q41, Q42, Q54
3 - 15
Please Cite this Article as:
Dušan Drabik, Harry de Gorter (2013) Emissions From Indirect Land Use Change: Do They Matter With Fuel Market Leakages?. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVI (Number 2, 2013): 3-15. doi: 10.15414/raae.2013.16.02.03-15
On this website we use first or third-party tools that store small files (cookie) on your device. Cookies are normally used to allow the site to run properly (technical cookies), to generate navigation usage reports (statistics cookies) and to suitable advertise our services/products (profiling cookies). We can directly use technical cookies, but you have the right to choose whether or not to enable statistical and profiling cookies. Enabling these cookies, you help us to offer you a better experience.