Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Synergism Between Agricultural and Energy Policy: The Case of Dedicated Bioenergy Crops1
Primary Authors: De La Torre Ugarte, Daniel;Walsh, Marie
Published: Agricultural Policy Analysis Center
Abstract: A counterfactual scenario, in which during the period 1996-2000 incentives were in pace for growing dedicated bioenergy crops, is analyzed. POLYSYS an agricultural policy analysis model was the analytical tool of choice. In the absence of commercial size operations, data for bioenergy crops was collected from pilot and research fields and validated by expert opinion. Results indicate that on an annual average basis, market returns to major crops would have increased up to $3.6 billion with government savings of $1.8 billion a year.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 367