Is Biomass Power Carbon Neutral? Evidence from a Structural Model of the US Logging Industry

“My research will investigate the impact of biomass energy subsidies on forest carbon flux in the US Southeast. To achieve this, I will analyse key decisions in the industry including land use, harvesting, and mill investments, utilizing detailed forestry industry data to model mill and landowner behaviour. By combining the disciplines of economics and environmental science, I aim to assess the carbon consequences of biomass energy subsidies to better inform renewable energy policies worldwide.”