The Law and Policy of Biofuels

Yves Le Bouthillier, Annette Cowie, Paul Martin and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, eds

July 2016
Edward Elgar
ISBN: 978-1-78254-454-8


In the last twenty years the biofuels industry has developed rapidly in many regions of the world. This timely book provides an in-depth and critical study of the law and policies in many of the key biofuels producing countries, such as Brazil, China and the US, as well as the EU, and a number of other countries where this industry is quickly developing.

Drawing on a range of disciplines, the contributors examine the roles of the public and private sectors in the governance of biofuels. They discuss topics such as sustainability and biofuels, and provide a critical review of regulatory regimes for biofuels. They conclude by proposing recommendations for more effective and efficient biofuel policies.

Academics working in the area of renewable energy and students in environmental law will find this book to be of interest. It will also be of use to policy makers around the world looking to learn from various existing regimes.

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About the Authors:

Yves Le Bouthillier enseigne en droit international, notamment le droit international de la personne et le droit international de l'environnement et dans des domaines connexes comme le droit de l'immigration et des réfugiés. Sa plus récente publication, co-rédigée avec la Professeure Delphine Nakache, a pour titre « Le droit de la citoyenneté au Canada » (aux Éditions Yvon Blais,  décembre 2016). Il s’intéresse également à la protection des minorités linguistiques et a coédité un ouvrage sur le sujet. 

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Heather McLeod-Kilmurray is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Law Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She was the founding Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, and has been the Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Her research deals with environmental law, environmental ethics and legal process.

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