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How Incentives Affect the Adoption of Anaerobic Digesters in the United States

Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110240, Gainesville, FL 32611-0240, USA
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Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1221; https://doi.org/10.3390/su9071221
Received: 8 June 2017 / Revised: 3 July 2017 / Accepted: 10 July 2017 / Published: 12 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife)
Various government incentives support the adoption of anaerobic digester systems to manage farm waste and serve as a source of renewable energy in the United States. We examine the effectiveness of US state-level incentives promoting the adoption of anaerobic digester systems. We find that performance-based incentives and adoption of renewable portfolio standards best promote anaerobic digester system adoption. View Full-Text
Keywords: adoption; anaerobic digester; interconnection; performance-based incentives; net metering; renewable portfolio standards adoption; anaerobic digester; interconnection; performance-based incentives; net metering; renewable portfolio standards
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Sam, A.; Bi, X.; Farnsworth, D. How Incentives Affect the Adoption of Anaerobic Digesters in the United States. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1221.

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