U.S. Biofuels Policy: Few Environmental Benefits but Large Trade Gains

Gal Hochman, Geoff Barrows, and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 17, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2013

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Abstract

The introduction of ethanol has significant but subtle impacts, which include substantially improving the U.S. energy trade balance and contributing to the United States becoming a net exporter of petroleum products.

Keywords

Balance of trade, petroleum exports, ethanol, US energy policy, GHG, RFG

Citation

Gal Hochman, Geoff Barrows, and David Zilberman. "U.S. Biofuels Policy: Few Environmental Benefits but Large Trade Gains." ARE Update 17(2)(2013):1-3. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2013/17/2/us-biofuels-policy/