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dc.contributor.authorZiolkowska, Jadwiga
dc.contributor.authorMeyers, William H. (William Henry), 1941-
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Seth Dominic
dc.contributor.authorBinfield, Julian
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.date.issued2010
dc.description.abstractThe United States and the European Union have taken different paths in the design and implementation of biofuel policy measures. In the European Union, a target has been set for the contribution of renewable energy in transport use, but policy implementation mechanisms are diverse and decentralized. Mandatory targets have been approved voluntarily by several EU Member States, but these mandatory targets are national initiatives and not an obligation from the European Union. The US biofuel policy has specified targets in absolute quantities rather than in percentages of use, as was done in the European Union. Because of this quantitative target and the fact that the implementation is through a mandate rather than a less-binding target, compliance is assured, but different implementation problems may arise that may not occur in the EU system. In this article, we provide an analytical discussion on lessons learned from the current and previous EU and US biofuel policy mechanisms and consider the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges for future policy development in both economies.en_US
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 13(4) 2010: 398-412.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-936X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9969
dc.publisherAgBioForumen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 13, no. 4 (2010)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Division of Applied Social Sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics. Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center. AgBioForum (Journal)
dc.subjectCommon Agricultural Policyen_US
dc.subjectclimate changeen_US
dc.subjectpolicy decisionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBiodiesel fuels -- Law and legislationen
dc.subject.lcshEnergy policyen
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural subsidiesen
dc.titleTargets and mandates: lessons learned from EU and US biofuels policy mechanismsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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