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Governing the transition to a biofuels economy in the US and EU: Accommodating value conflicts, implementing uncertainty

Kay, Adrian; Ackrill, Robert


The scale of the ambition to decouple emissions growth from energy consumption runs counter to decades of debates and literatures on the limits of government. Transport biofuels are an early and influential case of the policy capacity challenge in the transition to low-carbon economies. The case stands analytically for the policy-maker's dilemma of maintaining long-term policy goals as credible commitments, despite the flexibility and adaptability in policy-making required to achieve them under...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy & Society: journal of public, foreign and global policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2012.10.001


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