Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biofuels’ Indirect Land Use Change Are Uncertain but May Be Much Greater than Previously Estimated
The Optimal Portfolio of Emissions Abatement and Low-Carbon R&D Depends on the Expected Availability of Negative Emission Technologies
Dan Kammen gave a keynote speech at the E3 conference, the Midwest's premier energy, environment and economics conference.
Researchers, students, government officials, and nonprofit and business leaders from Minnesota and across the nation attended E3 2010 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. This year’s conference focused on the intersection among innovative technologies and policies, environmental benefits, and emerging market opportunities in the renewable energy sector. The goal of E3 was to share knowledge and discoveries in the areas of renewable energy and the environment while bringing together the world’s leading researchers and experts.
In anticipation of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)’s upcoming decision over a greenhouse gas emissions trading program, Next 10, a nonprofit nonpartisan research organization, commissioned five research papers from leading academic experts to address the multibillion dollar issue of how California should distribute greenhouse gas allowances and the resulting revenue.
Key findings include: