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The Time Value of Carbon and Carbon Storage

Clarifying the terms and the policy implications of the debate

This working paper explores the value of temporary carbon storage, as well as the implications of those temporary storage values for several critical policy design questions relating to greenhouse gas accounting and biological offsets.

Fields of Fuel

Market and Environmental Implications of Switching to Grass for U.S. Transport

This study examines the impacts of increased commercial switchgrass production on U.S. agricultural land-use patterns, commodity prices, and the environmental impacts of cropping systems in the agricultural sector.

Finding Balance

Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the Environment

This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion, as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such as reduced tillage intensity and integration of...

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