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CO{sub 2} taxation in the EU

Thesis/Dissertation:

Abstract

In Europe, there is a vivid debate going on about application of economic instruments for environmental regulation. Whereas the U.S. has centered its academic discussions on tradable permits, Europe has chosen the tax road so far. The use of environmental taxes has not been satisfactory in terms of environmental quality so far, but perhaps Europe may benefit from the U.S. experiences in the future. This paper will focus on air pollution and carbon dioxide, that is, the problem of global warming and energy policies. After highlighting the theoretical aspects of the tax and tradable permit approach, the practical attempt to apply a CO{sub 2} tax in the European Union, EU, is investigated. The CO{sub 2} tax proposal has not yet been implemented in the EU. Several countries have opposed it on grounds of competitiveness and increased production coasts. Among the EU member countries, individual CO{sub 2} taxes are only found in Denmark and the Netherlands. Denmark will here be treated as the main case - its CO{sub 2} policy is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive in the EU. The vision of this paper is that alternatively the EU should try to use a tradable permit system for two  More>>
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1994
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
NEI-DK-1771
Reference Number:
SCA: 290200; PA: DK-95:001029; EDB-95:021286; SN: 95001320317
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: EFP-93; TH: Thesis (ph.d.); PBD: Jun 1994
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DENMARK; CARBON DIOXIDE; TAXES; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; EUROPEAN UNION; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; COMPETITION; 290200; ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY
OSTI ID:
10110387
Research Organizations:
Handelshoejskolen i Aarhus (Denmark). Inst. for Erhvervs- og Samfundsbeskrivelse; Handelshoejskolen i Aarhus (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0106-4363; Other: ON: DE95737522; CNN: Contract ENS-1753/93-0002; TRN: DK9501029
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
14 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Thesis/Dissertation:

Citation Formats

Tinggaard Svendsen, G. CO{sub 2} taxation in the EU. Denmark: N. p., 1994. Web.
Tinggaard Svendsen, G. CO{sub 2} taxation in the EU. Denmark.
Tinggaard Svendsen, G. 1994. "CO{sub 2} taxation in the EU." Denmark.
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title = {CO{sub 2} taxation in the EU}
author = {Tinggaard Svendsen, G}
abstractNote = {In Europe, there is a vivid debate going on about application of economic instruments for environmental regulation. Whereas the U.S. has centered its academic discussions on tradable permits, Europe has chosen the tax road so far. The use of environmental taxes has not been satisfactory in terms of environmental quality so far, but perhaps Europe may benefit from the U.S. experiences in the future. This paper will focus on air pollution and carbon dioxide, that is, the problem of global warming and energy policies. After highlighting the theoretical aspects of the tax and tradable permit approach, the practical attempt to apply a CO{sub 2} tax in the European Union, EU, is investigated. The CO{sub 2} tax proposal has not yet been implemented in the EU. Several countries have opposed it on grounds of competitiveness and increased production coasts. Among the EU member countries, individual CO{sub 2} taxes are only found in Denmark and the Netherlands. Denmark will here be treated as the main case - its CO{sub 2} policy is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive in the EU. The vision of this paper is that alternatively the EU should try to use a tradable permit system for two reasons: first, the politically-defined reduction target may be realized and second, the political attractiveness of a grandfather design. (au) (21 refs.)}
place = {Denmark}
year = {1994}
month = {Jun}
}