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Policy Challenges Related to Biofuel Development in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Sosovele, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-10T12:47:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-10T12:47:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1868-6869
dc.identifier.issn 0002-0397
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/195
dc.description.abstract Biofuels have recently emerged as a major issue in energy policy, agricultural development and natural resource management. The growing demand for biofuels is being driven by high oil prices, energy security concerns and global climate change. In Tanzania there is growing interest on the part of foreign private investors in establishing biofuel projects, although globally there are concerns related to biofuel investments. Tanzania has approved a number of such projects, but the biofuel subsector faces several policy challenges that could clearly hamper its development. These include the lack of a holistic and comprehensive energy policy that addresses the broad spectrum of energy options and issues, and weak or absent institutional and legal frameworks. This article highlights some key policy issues critical to the development of biofuels and argues that if these challenges are not addressed at the national policy level, biofuel development may not result in the expected benefits to Tanzania and the majority of its local communities. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of African Affairs in co-operation with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation Uppsala and Hamburg University Press en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries Africa Spectrum;45 (1), 117-129
dc.subject Tanzania en_GB
dc.subject biofuels en_GB
dc.subject environmental damage en_GB
dc.subject energy policy en_GB
dc.subject food security en_GB
dc.subject climate change en_GB
dc.subject biofuel development en_GB
dc.subject national policy en_GB
dc.subject Policy en_GB
dc.subject resource management en_GB
dc.subject natural resources en_GB
dc.title Policy Challenges Related to Biofuel Development in Tanzania en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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