Impacts of AB 32 on Agriculture

Sumner, Daniel A. and John Thomas Rosen-Molina

from ARE Update Vol. 14, No. 1, September/October, 2010 SPECIAL ISSUE - California's Climate Change Policy: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of AB 32

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Abstract

AB 32 is not scheduled to cap agricultural emissions. The main impacts of the legislation include higher energy costs for farming, processing, and transport. The induced changes in California farm practices will do little to reduce net global emissions.

Keywords

AB 32, California agriculture, global climate change, emissions, energy costs

Citation

Sumner, Daniel A. and John Thomas Rosen-Molina. "Impacts of AB 32 on Agriculture." ARE Update 14(1)(2010):16-19. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2010/14/1/impacts-of-ab-32-on-agric/