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000102758 245__ $$aClimate Change Policy and the Adoption of Methane Digesters on Livestock Operations
000102758 260__ $$c2011-02
000102758 269__ $$a2011-02
000102758 270__ $$mnkey@ers.usda.gov$$pKey,   Nigel
000102758 270__ $$mssneeringer@ers.usda.gov$$pSneeringer,   Stacy
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000102758 336__ $$aReport
000102758 490__ $$aEconomic Research Report
000102758 490__ $$aNumber 111
000102758 520__ $$aMethane digesters—biogas recovery systems that use methane from manure to generate
electricity—have not been widely adopted in the United States because costs have
exceeded benefits to operators. Burning methane in a digester reduces greenhouse gas
emissions from manure management. A policy or program that pays producers for these
emission reductions—through a carbon offset market or directly with payments—could
increase the number of livestock producers who would profit from adopting a methane
digester. We developed an economic model that illustrates how dairy and hog operation
size, location, and manure management methods, along with electricity and carbon prices, could influence methane digester profits. The model shows that a relatively moderate increase in the price of carbon could induce significantly more dairy and hog operations, particularly large ones, to adopt a methane digester, thereby substantially lowering emissions of greenhouse gases.
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000102758 650__ $$aEnvironmental Economics and Policy
000102758 650__ $$aFinancial Economics
000102758 650__ $$aLivestock Production/Industries
000102758 650__ $$aResource /Energy Economics and Policy
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