Climate Change Policy and the Adoption of Methane Digesters on Livestock Operations

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Key, Nigel D.; Sneeringer, Stacy E.;
(2011)
  • Subject: methane, methane digesters, manure, livestock, climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon offset, Environmental Economics and Policy, Financial Economics, Livestock Production/Industries, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy,

Methane digesters—biogas recovery systems that use methane from manure to generate electricity—have not been widely adopted in the United States because costs have exceeded benefits to operators. Burning methane in a digester reduces greenhouse gas emissions from manure... View more
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