Natural Resource Management and Policy

The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty

A Global Perspective

Editors: Timilsina, Govinda R., Zilberman, David (Eds.)

  • Investigates various countries and their alternative fuel initiatives
  • Analyses the environmental, economic and political ramifications of alternative fuel research and development
  • Explores the issues of trade security, oil price volatility, climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and production costs associated with the development of alternative fuels
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Interest in biofuels began with oil shocks in the 1970’s, but the more rapid development and consumption of biofuel industry in recent years has been primarily driven by mandates, subsidies, climate change concerns, emissions targets and energy security. From 2004 to 2006, fuel ethanol grew by 26% and biodiesel grew by 172%. As biofuel production continues to expand, investments in capacity expansion and research and development have been made. The 2008 food crisis emphasized the need to re-examine biofuel consequences. Biofuels remain an important renewable energy resource to substitute for fossil fuels, particularly in the transportation sector, yet biofuels’ success is still uncertain. The future of biofuels in the energy supply mix relies on mitigating potential and improving the environmental gains. This book brings together leading authorities on biofuel from the World Bank to examine all of the impacts of biofuel (economic, social, environmental) within a unified framework and in a global perspective, making it of interest to academics in agricultural and environmental economics as well as industry and policy-makers.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • An Overview of Global Markets and Policies

    Timilsina, Govinda R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Biofuel Technologies and Potential

    Cheng, Jay J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Production Costs of Biofuels

    Carriquiry, Miguel A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Impacts of Biofuels on Food Prices

    Hochman, Gal (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Economic Impacts of Biofuels

    Timilsina, Govinda R.

    Pages 65-77

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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5517-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Govinda R. Timilsina
  • David Zilberman
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0518-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0518-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0517-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5517-6
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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