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Food and Biofuel in a Global Environment

  • Gal HochmanEmail author
  • Steven Sexton
  • David Zilberman
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Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 33)

Abstract

As the human population and incomes continue to grow while the petroleum reserve is declining and the concerns about environmental damage are increasing, the world community is challenged to supply ever-greater quantities of energy without harming the environment. The world primary energy demand is predicted to more than double between 2006 and 2030, and yet most oil-producing countries will reduce output over that period (IEA 2008). OPEC’s share of total oil production will grow from 41 to 51%, and the oil production growth will need to come mostly from the small number of countries that own remaining oil resources.

Keywords

Foreign Direct Investment Carbon Emission Natural Land Global Public Good Corn Ethanol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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