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Hanna Breetz





The Politics of Sustainable Biofuels Policy

An enabling policy environment is critical to sustainable bioenergy development. This project includes two studies that seek to understand the drivers and impact of biofuels policy. The first study examines Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) policy. ILUC provisions were incorporated into California and U.S. policy when the modeling was still premature. I trace the political dynamics that led to this unusual policy outcome and evaluate the unintended consequences. The second study, now in the preliminary stages, will compare how fuel policies in the U.S., E.U., and California affect the commercialization of advanced biofuels. This is a political economic analysis that explores how market structure mediates the impact of policy.