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Energy, Bio Fuels and Development: Comparing Brazil and the United States

Edited By: Edmund Amann, Werner Baer and Don Coes

352 pages, 45 illus, 92 tabs


Hardback | Dec 2010 | #189239 | ISBN-13: 9780415567206
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This book examines the economic, social, and environmental implications of concerted attempts to diversify energy sources away from fossil fuels. Bringing together leading academics and researchers from the UK, the USA, and, Latin America, these chapters focus on the contrasting experiences of two major economies; one developed and the other a rapidly expanding emerging market.

A key area of concern surrounds the causes and consequence of the contrasting routes to biofuel production represented by sugar cane (in Brazil) and corn (in the US). The book also places the recent biofuels drive in perspective by discussing the broader energy policy context. Regard here is paid to attempts to substitute foreign with domestically-produced fossil fuels.


1. Introduction Edmund Amann, Werner Baer and Don Coes Part 1: Energy Shocks, Policy Change and the Emergence of Biofuels 2. Oil Shocks in Brazil and in the United States Tiago Cavalcanti and Joao Tovar Jalles 3. Energy and income distribution in Brazil's development process Edmund Amann and Werner Baer 4. The Earth is Finite and Other Irrelevancies about the World's Ultimate Oil Supply Fred Gottheil 5. Energy Restrictions to Growth: The Past, Present and Future Energy Supply in Brazil Adilson de Oliveira and Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro 6. Oil Prices and Inflation in Brazil: Exchange Rate vs. Inflation Targeting Claudio A.C. Paiva 7. Energy Independence and Economic Efficiency in Brazilian Trade Donald V. Coes 8. The Role Played by the BNDES in Funding Energy Investments in Brazil Ricardo Cavalcante and Simone Uderman Part 2: Social, Local and Environmental Impacts of Changes in the Energy Market 9. Climate Change and Energy Use in the Long Run and Growth in Brazil Carlos Azzoni, Eduardo Haddad and Fabio Kanczuk 10. Energy and the Brazilian Regional System Gervasio Ferreira dos Santos, Eduardo Haddad and Geoffrey Hewings 11. Socio-economic Indicators and Determinants of the Income of Workers in Sugar Cane Plantations and in the Sugar and Ethanol Industries in the North, North-East and Centre-South Regions of Brazil Marcia Azanha Ferras Dias Moraes 12. Understanding the Impact of Food Policy on the Brazilian Poor Mary Arends-Kuenning 13. Biofuels, Food and Trade: Social Impacts Gale Summerfield and Keith Taylor 14. Oligopolistic behavior of Brazilian Gas Stations Ignacio Tavares de Araujo Junior, Alexandre Rands Barros, Andre Matos Magalhaes and Luciano Menezes Bezerra Sampaio Part 3: The Impacts of Bio and Alternative Fuels 15. The Journey to Next-Generation of Bio-economy: the U.S. Perspective Hans P. Blaschek 16. Integrated Life-cycle Analysis of Sustainable Biofuels Jurgen Scheffran 17. The Capital Efficiency Challenge of Bio-energy Models: What Flex-Mills in Brazil can Teach us Peter Goldsmith, Renato Rasmussen, Guilherme Signorini, Joao Martines, Carolina Guimaraes 18. The Impact of Agriculture-based Energy Sources on Land Use in Brazil Carlos Jose Caetano Bacha 19. Fossil-Fuels, Bio-Fuels, and Food: Ranking Priorities Guilherme Leite da Silva Dias and Joaquim Jose Martins Guilhoto 20. The Impact of Sugar Cane Expansion on the Cerrado Charles Mueller and Geraldo Bueno Martha Jr. 21. The Viability of the Biodiesel Program as an Instrument of Social Inclusion Marcos Holanda, Bruno Moreira Wichmann and Paul Araujo Pontes 22. The Expansion of Sugarcane Production in the State of Sao Paulo and its Impact on Municipal Tax Receipts Andre L.S. Chagas and Rudinei Toneto Jr. 23. Conclusions Edmund Amann and Werner Baer

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