How have policymakers used the concept of “marginal land” to legitimize target areas suitable for Jatropha and what effect did this have?

By Loes van Rooijen Quote: “In turn, process technology researchers used these extrapolations to create a narrative that made jatropha appear to be an attractive and environmentally friendly bioenergy crop for agro-ecological zones where the production of oil palm would

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Why have the mandatory blending targets and pricing subsidies not yet transformed the fuel market in Indonesia?

By Loes van Rooijen Quote: “Eventually, he [the director of RNI] became influential in the creation of national energy policy that appointed jatropha as a major source of biodiesel and included mandatory biofuel blending targets.” The Indonesian government has made

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Why is there a gap between national policy and law and local social realities?

By Jan Michiel Otto Quote: “Such an approach challenges the assumption that policies are implemented in accordance with their normative content…” The findings related to jatropha show a disturbingly wide gap between the objectives of national policy and law and

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