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By Mikael Skou Andersen, Paul Ekins

ISBN-10: 019957068X

ISBN-13: 9780199570683

Whilst taxes are brought on carbon and effort, and the profit is used to lessen different taxes, will a favorable impression be accomplished either for the surroundings and for the economic climate? In 1990 Finland used to be the 1st state to introduce a tax on CO2. Later, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovenia, Germany and the united kingdom go well with with tax reforms that shifted taxation from labour to carbon and effort. through the years, CO[{2} and effort taxes have steadily been raised, in order that in Europe taxes of greater than 25 billion Euros a yr were shifted. This publication examines carbon-energy taxation intimately and appears at tax transferring programmes for reducing different taxes. It deals huge research at the foundation of ancient info and seeks to respond to vital questions for policy-making, reminiscent of: What was once the impression of tax transferring for monetary functionality and competitiveness? via how a lot have been emissions of CO[{2} diminished? may energy-intensive industries reduce additional down on their gas call for or did they free marketplace stocks? To what volume used to be there "leakage" from Europe, in order that creation and CO[{2} emissions have been shifted to different nations or areas with no CO[{2} -abatement coverage? using targeted and unique facts, together with sector-specific power costs and taxes, in addition to using complex statistical strategies, resembling co-integration research and panel-regression ideas in addition to the time-series anticipated macro-economic version E3ME, make this a very entire quantity. at the foundation of the teachings realized in Europe, this quantity shows how carbon-energy taxation may usefully be mixed with emissions buying and selling, and discusses implications for destiny foreign weather coverage, together with how the IPCC options for a gentle escalation in carbon fee will be entire whereas combating carbon leakage.

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