A Brief History of Brazilian Biofuels Legislation

Syracuse Journal of Law & Commerce, Vol. 35, No. 2

16 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2008 Last revised: 3 Nov 2010

Juscelino F. Colares

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: June 25, 2008

Abstract

Due to concerns with global climate change, Brazil's long and diversified experience with biofuels has captured the attention of policymakers worldwide. Yet, little is known about the history and scale of the Brazilian biofuels program in the United States. This comment provides an introduction to the history of Brazil's biofuels program and refers to the basic statutes that set it in place. Due to the unavailability of these enactments in English, an appendix provides the relevant portions of these statutes both in Portuguese and in the author's English translation.

Keywords: Biofuels, legislation, ethanol, biodiesel, energy policy

JEL Classification: H23, L52, Q28, Q4

Suggested Citation

Colares, Juscelino F., A Brief History of Brazilian Biofuels Legislation (June 25, 2008). Syracuse Journal of Law & Commerce, Vol. 35, No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1079994 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1079994

Juscelino F. Colares (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States

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