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A dynamic model of food and clean energy

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  • Chakravorty, Ujjayant
  • Magné, Bertrand
  • Moreaux, Michel

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In the midwestern United States, ethanol produced from corn is mixed with gasoline to meet clean air standards. Allocating land to produce clean fuel means taking away land from farming. We examine the use of a scarce fossil fuel that causes pollution but may be substituted by a clean fuel produced from land. When land is scarce, it is gradually shifted away from farming to energy production. However, when land is abundant, there may be a jump in the supply of clean energy. When the stock of pollution is regulated, the supply of clean energy may exhibit multiple discontinuities.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 1181-1203

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  1. Saraly Andrade de Sa & Charles Palmer & Stefanie Engel, 2010. "Ethanol production, food and forests," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 27950, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  2. Mads Greaker & Michael Hoel & Knut Einar Rosendahl, 2012. "Does a Renewable Fuel Standard for Biofuels Reduce Climate Costs?," CESifo Working Paper Series 4030, CESifo Group Munich.
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