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The Law and Policy of Biofuels

Edited by Yves Le Bouthillier, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, Annette Cowie, Principal Research Scientist, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, and Adjunct Professor, University of New England, Paul Martin, Professor, School of Law, University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
In the last twenty years the biofuels industry has developed rapidly in many regions of the world. This book provides an in-depth and critical study of the law and policies in many of the key biofuels producing countries, such as Brazil, China, the US, as well as the EU, and a number of other countries where this industry is quickly developing. The multidisciplinary contributors examine the roles of the public and private sectors in the governance of biofuels. They propose recommendations for more effective and efficient biofuel policies.
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Publication Date: 2016
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  • Environment
  • Energy Policy and Regulation
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
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In the last twenty years the biofuels industry has developed rapidly in many regions of the world. This timely book provides an in-depth and critical study of the law and policies in many of the key biofuels producing countries, such as Brazil, China and the US, as well as the EU, and a number of other countries where this industry is quickly developing.

Drawing on a range of disciplines, the contributors examine the roles of the public and private sectors in the governance of biofuels. They discuss topics such as sustainability and biofuels, and provide a critical review of regulatory regimes for biofuels. They conclude by proposing recommendations for more effective and efficient biofuel policies.

Academics working in the area of renewable energy and students in environmental law will find this book to be of interest. It will also be of use to policy makers around the world looking to learn from various existing regimes.
‘As a reference for law and policy in a much wider range of countries than just the usual three, it has notable value.’
– International Energy Law Review
Contributors: G. Berndes, M. Brandão, A. Cowie, K.S. Dahmann, J. De Beer, O. Englund, L.B. Fowler, A. Genest, L. Guo, M.-H. Labrie, Y. Le Bouthillier, E. Le Gal, O.J. Lim Tung, W.E. Mabee, F. Maes, L.D. Malo, M. Mansoor, P. Martin, H. Mcleod-Kilmurray, M.J.F. Montefrio, B.E. Olsen, R.O. Owino, P. Pereira De Andrade, M. Powers, A. Rønne, P.M. Smith, T. Smith, S. Soimakallio, I. Stupak, V.M. Tafur, A.R. Taylor
Contents:

PART I SUSTAINABILITY AND BIOFUELS

1. Environmental Risks and Opportunities of Biofuels
Annette Cowie, Alan Cowie, Sampo Soimakallio and Miguel Brandáo

2. The Roles of Public and Private Governance in Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy
Oskar Englund and Göran Berndes

3. Confronting the “Unproductive” Upland Discourses in Biofuels Development in the Philippines
Marvin Joseph F. Montefrio

PART II CRITICAL REVIEW OF REGULATORY REGIMES FOR BIOFUELS
4. Biofuels’ Legal and Political Framework in Brazil : A Critical Review Through a Sustainable Development Lens
Priscila Pereira de Andrade

5. United States Law and Policy and the Biofuel Industry
Kristina S. Dahmann, Lara B. Fowler and Paul M. Smith

6. Lessons from US Biofuels Policy: The Renewable Fuels Standard's Rocky Ride
Melissa Powers

7. The EU Legal Regime for Biofuels
Birgitte Egelund Olsen and Anita Ronne

8. Belgian and French Biofuel Support Measures in Light of Argentina’s Challenge under the WTO Subsidies Agreement
Alexandre Genest

9. The Current Legal Framework on Biofuels in China
Lei Guo and Frank Maes

10. Biofuel Policy in Columbia: Strong Fiscal Incentives but Weak Environmental and Social Standards
Victor M. Tafur

11. Agro-fuel Law and Policy in East Africa: Assessing Avenues for Sustainability
Robert Omondi Owino

12. Biofuels, GMOs and Food Security: The South African Legal and Policy Framework
Odile Juliette Lim Tung

PART III BIOFUELS GOVERNANCE AND THE ROLES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ACTORS
13. Unpacking the Complexities of Biofuels Policy
Paul Martin and Elodie Le Gal

14. Trends in Government Incentives for Biofuels
Warren E. Mabee, Lauren D. Malo and Ashton R. Taylor

15. An Industry Perspective: Government Policies to Accelerate the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Biofuels in Canada
Marie-Hélène Labrie

16. Network Governance of Biofuels
Jeremy de Beer

17. Private Regulation in the Bioenergy Sector
Maha Mansoor, Inge Stupak and Tat Smith

Index