Rising energy demands, volatile oil prices, and concerns about climate change have led countries to look for alternatives to fossil fuels. Biofuels, or fuels produced from organic matter, have been embraced as a promising alternative to oil, because in principle they can lower carbon emissions, enhance domestic energy security, and revitalize rural economies. More than sixty countries have biofuel targets or mandates, which have led global production to grow from 16 to 120 billion liters over the last decade.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Energy Sprawl Solutions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Balancing Global Development and Conservation|
|Publisher||Island Press-Center for Resource Economics|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|