Biofuels - At What Cost? Government support for ethanol and biodiesel in Canada

By Tara Laan, Ronald Steenblik, Todd Alexander Litman, Ron Steenblik on April 26, 2009
This report provides an in-depth analysis of government support to biofuels in Canada, including a comprehensive quantification of the amount of public money spent on supporting biofuels. The report finds a growing array of subsidy programs at the federal, provincial, and even municipal levels that support nearly every stage of the biofuels supply chain. The report also considers whether these subsidies are a cost-effective means for achieving environmental and economic benefits.

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IISD, 2009