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Title: Preliminary Assessment of Nitrous Oxide Offsets in a Cap and Trade Program
Authors: Ribaudo, Marc
Delgado, Jorge
Livingston, Michael J.
Authors (Email): Ribaudo, Marc (
Keywords: nitrous oxide
nutrient management
cap and trade
greenhouse gas
Issue Date: 2011-08
Abstract: Nitrous oxide is a powerful greenhouse gas that is emitted from cropland treated with nitrogen fertilizer. Reducing such emissions through nutrient management might be able to produce offsets for sale in a cap and trade program aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. We use the Nitrate Leaching and Economic Analysis Program (NLEAP) model and data from the Agricultural and Resource Management Survey to examine what changes in rate, timing, or method of application a farmer would take to produce offsets. We find that reducing the application rate is the most favored approach for producing offsets. We also find that some management choices may increase nitrate losses to water.
Institution/Association: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review> Volume 40, Number 2, August 2011
Total Pages: 16
From Page: 266
To Page: 281
Collections:Volume 40, Number 2, August 2011

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