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Economic Instruments for a Low-carbon Future

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Economic Instruments for a Low-carbon Future

9781839109904 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Theodoros Zachariadis, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Cyprus University of Technology and The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus, Janet E. Milne, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, US, Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis, Aarhus University, Denmark and Hope Ashiabor, Associate Professor of Law, Macquarie Business School, Australia
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 83910 990 4 Extent: 264 pp
Critically assessing recent developments in environmental and tax legislation, and in particular low-carbon strategies, this timely book analyses the implementation of market-based instruments for achieving climate stabilisation objectives around the world.

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Critically assessing recent developments in environmental and tax legislation, and in particular low-carbon strategies, this timely book analyses the implementation of market-based instruments for achieving climate stabilisation objectives around the world.
 
Through case studies and broader analysis, international experts examine taxes and subsidies in energy intensive sectors including stationary energy and transport in Europe and South America, and low-carbon strategies in Australia and East Asia. They also address cross-cutting policy issues involving water pollution and biodiversity protection. This work illustrates how economic instruments for a low-carbon transition need to align with other governmental policies and together influence behaviour in multiple domains such as energy, mobility, trade, land use and innovation.
 
Providing a rich economic modelling of environmental fiscal policies, this topical book will be an engaging read for environmental tax scholars and professionals, as well as academics across energy and environmental economics, law and policy. Policy makers and practitioners in energy and climate policy will also benefit from its problem-solving approach.
Critical Acclaim
‘A very rich book, to be read by all those who suspect that environmental taxation can accelerate the transition toward a low-carbon society around the world.’
– Christian de Perthuis, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, France
Contributors
Contributors: M.S. Andersen, E. Aydos,E. Belletti, M. Bisogno, C. Cámara Barroso, Q. Changbo, G. Chazhong, J. Dellatte, B. Fenfen, L. Feng, S. Geringer, E. Guglyuvatyy, T. Iliopoulos, T. Kawakatsu, D. Kortschak, K. Kratena, V. Kulmer, A. Lerch, I. Meyer, M. Molinos-Senante, M. Pizzol, S. Rudolph, K. Schlegelmilch, S. Seebauer, M. Sommer, C. Sotiriou, N.P. Stoianoff, H. Thodsen, A. Tomo, J. Tumpel, M. Villar Ezcurra, Z. Zachariadis, J.M.M. Zanocchi
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Contents:

FOREWORD

PREFACE

PART I ECONOMIC INCENTIVES FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION
1. Price Support Schemes in the Service of the EU’s Low-Carbon Energy Transition
Theodoros Iliopoulos
2. Tax Incentives for Photovoltaic Power Self-Consumption: An Analysis of the Spanish Experience
Marta Villar Ezcurra and Carmen Cámara Barroso
3. The Brazilian Newly Inaugurated Net Metering System: A Case Study of a Win-Win Model for the Sustainable Development of the Country’s Energy Matrix Boosted by Renewable Sources
José Maria McCall Zanocchi

PART II ON THE ROAD TO LOW-CARBON TRANSPORT
4. VAT Rules for Passenger Travel by Air and by Train in the EU
Julia Tumpel
5. Incentivizing Favourable Treatment of Electric Vehicles ⎯ Developing Best Practices in the EU from the Austrian Perspective
Stefanie Geringer
6. “Ecobonus” and “Ecotax”: Two Recent Italian Fiscal Measures to Promote the Decarbonization in Vehicles
Alessia Tomo

PART III CHALLENGES TO LOW-CARBON STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA AND EAST ASIA
7. Australian Carbon Policy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Backwards?
Evgeny Guglyuvatyy and Natalie P. Stoianoff
8. May Link Prevail! Or: A Comparative Analysis of Lessons Learnt from (not) Linking Carbon Markets in Japan and Oceania
Sven Rudolph, Elena Aydos, Takeshi Kawakatsu, Achim Lerch and Joseph Dellatte
9. Carbon Emission Reduction Effects of China’s Environmental Protection Tax – A Case Study
Long Feng, Ge Chazhong, Bi Fenfen, Qin Changbo

PART IV PROSPECTS FOR DECARBONISATION AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
10. How to Reach Paris: A Comprehensive Long-Term Energy-Economy Scenario for Austria
Ina Meyer, Mark Sommer and Kurt Kratena
11. The Importance of a Carbon Tax for Timely and Cost-effective Decarbonisation – A Case Study from Cyprus
Chryso Sotiriou and Theodoros Zachariadis
12. Trigger or time fuse? An Empirical Framework for Detecting Change Points and Pace in the Diffusion of Low Carbon Technologies
Veronika Kulmer, Dominik Kortschak and Sebastian Seebauer
13. The Potential of Reuse in the Circular Economy Strategy: In Search of a Legal Framework – The Italian Tax Perspective
Marina Bisogno

PART V RELEVANT LEGAL AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS FROM OTHER SUSTAINABILITY CONTEXTS
14. Environmental Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Barriers and Policy Options
Elena Belletti
15. Implications of Denmark’s Water Price Reform for Riverine and Coastal Surface Water Quality
Massimo Pizzol, Maria Molinos-Senante, Hans Thodsen and Mikael Skou Andersen
16. Reduction of Biodiversity Harmful Subsidies and Compensatory Payments for Agricultural Pollutants in Germany
Kai Schlegelmilch

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