January 25, 2020

Biofuels: Indirect Land Use; Climate Change; and Food Production – Prices (Ag Economy)

Biofuels: Indirect Land Use

Margot Roosevelt reported in today’s Los Angeles Times that, “California took aim Thursday at the oil industry and its impact on global warming, adopting the world’s first regulation to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the fuel that runs cars and trucks.

“The Air Resources Board voted 9 to 1 in favor of the complex new rule, which is expected to slash the state’s gasoline consumption by a quarter in the next decade. It seeks to expand the market for electric and hydrogen-fueled vehicles and jump-start a host of futuristic biofuels to replace corn-based ethanol, as well as oil.”