Biofuels expansion and environmental quality in Brazil

Christina M. Kennedy, Peter L. Hawthorne, Kei Sochi, Daniela A. Miteva, Leandro Baumgarten, Elizabeth M. Uhlhorn, Joseph M. Kiesecker

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnergy Sprawl Solutions
Subtitle of host publicationBalancing Global Development and Conservation
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781610917230
ISBN (Print)9781610917223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


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