Costs And Benefits Of Bioenergy Alternatives For Birds
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Robert Fletcher is an associate professor at the University of Florida. He is a member of the Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Department (WEC) and is affiliated with the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE). He is a big fan of critical thinking and integrating diverse perspectives into ecology, conservation, and management.


Costs And Benefits Of Bioenergy Alternatives For Birds

A predicament the United States faces is the simultaneous threat of climate change and the rising energy demands of its growing population. This, in combination with the economics and politics surrounding crude oil production, has created a national interest in diversifying and growing the domestic energy portfolio. In 2007, the U.S. Congress enacted Renewable Fuel Standard Provision (RFS2), which aims to decrease the carbon footprint related to transportation by increasing domestic production of renewable fuels. The RFS set a goal...

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