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Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Karen Pittel, Frederick van der Ploeg, and Cees Withagen (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Too rapidly rising carbon taxes or the introduction of subsidies for renewable energies induce owners of fossil fuel reserves to increase their extraction rates for fear of their reserves becoming ... More


Innovation and the Green Paradox

Ralph A. Winter

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a simple dynamic general equilibrium model of fossil fuel extraction when a backstop technology is available. We investigate the possibility of a Green-Paradox outcome as a ... More


The Green Paradox: A Mirage?

Karen Pittel, Rick van der Ploeg, and Cees Withagen

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter sets out what the Green Paradox is and also discusses its limitations. Although too rapidly rising carbon taxes and renewable subsidies may accelerate global warming, they also incite ... More


The Green Paradox Under Imperfect Substitutability between Clean and Dirty Fuels

Ngo Van Long

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows that a technological change that increases marginally the degree of substitutability of non-fossil fuels for fossil fuels may cause fossil fuels producers to anticipate lower ... More


Going Full Circle: Demandside Constraints to the Green Paradox

Corrado Di Maria, Ian Lange, and Edwin van der Werf

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the effects of announcements of green policies that are delayed later on. Firstly, it shows that announcing a unit tax to start at some point in future that grows at the ... More


The Green Paradox as a Supply Phenomenon

Julien Daubanes and Pierre Lasserre

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The green paradox arises from the reaction of non-renewable-resource suppliers in anticipation of future price changes. Yet there exists no formal treatment of non-renewable resource supply, ... More


Does a Future Rise in Carbon Taxes Harm the Climate?

Florian Habermacher and Gebhard Kirchgässner

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Any path of positive, global climate taxes will, under realistic assumptions, reduce cumulative long-run emissions, that is, there is no very strong Green Paradox. A tax may, however, increase ... More


Supply-Side Climate Policy and the Green Paradox

Michael Hoel

in Climate Policy and Nonrenewable Resources: The Green Paradox and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027885
eISBN:
9780262319836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027885.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The focus of the green paradox literature has been either on demand-side climate policies or on effects of technological changes. The present chapter addresses the question of whether there also ... More


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