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Biofuels: At What Cost? Government Support for Ethanol and Biodiesel in Australia

Sources:

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Authors:

Derek Quirke

Ronald Steenblik

Bob Warner

Date:

1 April 2008

According to this report, the biofuel industry is more heavily supported than other industries in Australia. The report questions whether such government intervention in the fuels market, and assistance to biofuel production and use, is warranted. It concludes with several recommendations for the Australian government’s biofuels policies.