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Environmental Pricing

Studies in Policy Choices and Interactions Edited by Larry Kreiser, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Cleveland State University, US, Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis, Birgitte Egelund Olsen, Professor of Law, Aarhus University, Stefan Speck, Project Manager, European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, US and Hope Ashiabor, Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Australia
Environmental taxes can be efficient tools for successful environmental policy. Their use, however, has been limited in many countries. This thoughtful book explores the scope of environmental pricing and examines a variety of national experiences in environmental policy integration, to identify the most effective use of taxation and policy for environmental sustainability.
Extent: 272 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78536 024 4
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • Tax Law and Fiscal Policy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
Environmental taxes can be efficient tools for successful environmental policy. Their use, however, has been limited in many countries. This thoughtful book explores the scope of environmental pricing and examines a variety of national experiences in environmental policy integration, to identify the most effective use of taxation and policy for environmental sustainability.

Environmental taxes are seldom implemented in isolation and are applied in combination with other regulatory instruments. At issue is the critical lack of knowledge on how different policy instruments and taxes interact and work together. This perceptive book considers recent research on the environmental and economic impact of applying environmental taxes. Expert contributors come together to discuss the high potential for wider use of environmental taxation in combination with other policy instruments, and highlight key areas of current practice that must be addressed. Empirical studies of policy strategies are discussed to illustrate the extent to which current climate change policy is integrated against the proposed successful policy combinations that are presented in this insightful book.

Environmental pricing will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and policymakers alike in the areas of environmental law, environmental economics and environmental sustainability.
‘Environmental Pricing is an interesting book containing a broad collection of chapters that discuss issues of relevance for environmental policymaking. The topics range from support for renewable energy and fossil fuels via environmental taxation to policies for water management. The book provides relevant information regarding the many issues covered, and some chapters will stimulate further debate.’
– Nils Axel Braathen, Principal Administrator OECD, Environment Directorate

‘As someone who has been involved in speaking, disseminating knowledge and engaging with policymakers for the last couple of decades on environmental taxation I wholeheartedly support and endorse this collection of topical and informative papers . . . a fascinating insight into the latest thinking and research in the field and a highly valued reference source.’
– Chas Roy-Chowdhury, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

Contributors: M. Antenucci, K. Bachus, K. Bubna-Litic, J. Cottrell, E. Fonseca Capdevila, Enrique, M.A. Grau Ruiz, X. Guo, D.L. Jarvie, T. Kawakatsu, C. Kettner, M. Kicia, D. Kletzan-Slamanig, A. Köppl, L. Kreiser, A. Lerch, Y. Mao, I. Mersinia, A. Pirlot, M. Rosenstock, S. Rudolph, H. Sprohge, F. Vanswijgenhoven, M. Villar Ezcurra, R.H. Weber, J. Wu
Contents:

Foreword by Birgitte Egelund Olsen

Preface

PART I CASE STUDIES IN POLICY INTEGRATION
1. Climate Policy Integration: Evidence on Coherence in EU Policies
Claudia Kettner, Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig and Angela Köppl

2. Tax Treatment of the Interaction between Water and Energy
Marta Villar Ezcurra and Enrique Fonseca Capdevila

3. Subsidies to Fossil Energy Consumption in Italy: Assessment and Interaction with the Electricity Market
Marianna Antenucci and Michele Governatori

4. Toward a Sustainable Climate and Energy Policy Mix: Insights from Theory and the Case of Japan
Sven Rudolph, Takeshi Kawakatsu and Achim Lerch

5. European Renewable Energy Market Governance and Economic Crisis: a Taxation Makeover with Greece as a Case Study
Ioanna Mersinia

PART II THE CHALLENGES OF SUBSIDIES
6. Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Will it Make a Difference?
Malgorzata Kicia and Manfred Rosenstock

7. Tax Expenditures to Promote Environmentally Responsible Investment
Maria Amparo Grau Ruiz

8. Do you Get What you Pay for with United States Climate Change Tax Provisions?
Hans Sprohge and Larry Kreiser

9. Supporting Emission Reductions through a Viable Wind Energy Industry: Lessons for Australia
Karen Bubna-Litic

PART III COMPETITIVENESS CONSIDERATIONS
10. Environmental Border Tax Adjustments (BTAs): A Forgotten History
Alice Pirlot

11. Renewable Energy: Subsidies and Taxes as Competition Distortion
Rolf H. Weber

12. The Impact of Environmental Tax on Enterprise Competitiveness in China
Jian Wu, Yujiao Mao and Xingjie Guo

PART IV STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS
13. Reclaiming the ‘T’ Word: Ways of Improving Communication and Public Acceptance of Environmental Fiscal Reform in Europe
Jacqueline Cottrell

14. Regulatory Taxes as an Instrument to Foster Sustainability Transitions: An Exploratory Analysis
Kris Bachus and Frederic Vanswijgenhoven

15. Resilience Based Policy for Groundwater Protection
Deborah L. Jarvie

Index