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dc.contributor.authorFrondel, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Jörgen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:48:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:48:49Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18587-
dc.description.abstractGuaranteeing tax reductions and exemptions, the European governments intend to increase the share of biofuels in total EU fuel consumption to 5.75% by 2010. The financial support of this EU objective is frequently justified by expected positive environmental impacts, most notably the mitigation of climate change, and by favorable employment effects in the agricultural sector. This paper investigates the environmental and economic implications of the support of rapeseed-based biodiesel as a substitute for fossil diesel.Based on a survey of recent empirical studies, we find that the energy and greenhouse gas balances of this environmental strategy are clearly positive.Yet, its overall environmental balance is currently far from being unequivocally positive. Most importantly, biodiesel is not a cost-efficient emission abatement strategy. Thus, for the abatement of greenhouse gases,we recommend more efficient alternatives based on both renewable and conventional technologies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWI Discussion Papers 36en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.jelQ28en_US
dc.subject.jelQ58en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRenewable Energyen_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental Policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordGreenhouse Gas Emissionsen_US
dc.subject.stwKlimaschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwFörderung regenerativer Energienen_US
dc.subject.stwBiokraftstoffen_US
dc.subject.stwNutzwertanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleBiodiesel: a new oildorado?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn505101424en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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