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Carbon Taxes and Emissions Trading: Issues and Interactions

Paul Ekins

in Carbon-Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570683
eISBN:
9780191723186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570683.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

The chapter puts carbon‐energy taxation and ETR in the context of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which has been operational since 2005. It describes the basic principles behind emissions ... More


Summary: Carbon Taxes for 2013–2020

Chris P. Nielsen, Mun S. Ho, Jing Cao, Yu Lei, Yuxuan Wang, and Yu Zhao

in Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines a number of carbon policy options for China, applying the integrated research framework introduced in the last chapter and described in the rest of the book. The research tools ... More


CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect: A Game-Theoretic Explorathion

Michael Hoel

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240708
eISBN:
9780191718106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses game theoretic models to examine scope for international cooperation for reducing CO2 emissions. Though the collective benefits of reduced emissions may be significant, it is in no ... More


Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Chris P. Nielsen and Mun S. Ho (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

China's carbon dioxide emissions now outstrip those of other countries and its domestic air quality is severely degraded, especially in urban areas. Its sheer size and its growing, ... More


Green Taxes and Administrative Costs: The Case of Carbon Taxation

Sjak Smulders and Herman R. J. Vollebergh

in Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Implementing environmental policies — through standards, tradable permits, or environmental taxes alike — is far from costless. For instance, when implementing an environmental tax, the tax ... More


An Anthropogenic Emission Inventory of Primary Air Pollutants in China for 2005 and 2010

Yu Zhao, Wei Wei, and Yu Lei

in Clearer Skies Over China: Reconciling Air Quality, Climate, and Economic Goals

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019880
eISBN:
9780262315418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019880.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

More recently, under pressure to abate carbon emissions, the Chinese government has begun exploring the implications of implementing a carbon tax on fossil fuels. This chapter seeks to evaluate and ... More


Policy developments in Britain on global warming: in search of political leadership

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

About 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in Britain are in the form of carbon dioxide, of which about 97 per cent is energy-related. Overall carbon dioxide emissions fell steadily from 1970. ... More


Climate Change Policy: Managing More Heat in the World’s Kitchens

Michael J. Trebilcock

in Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370658
eISBN:
9780199370672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370658.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

One of the most intractable contemporary policy challenges facing the world is mitigating anthropogenic (i.e., human-caused) climate change, which has the potential to cause disastrous consequences ... More


The Environment Moves Centre Stage

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the late 1980s, to most environmentalists' surprise, Margaret Thatcher was converted to the idea that emissions of greenhouse gases caused global warming. Whether it was her chemistry background ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Policy developments in Japan on global warming: the politics of conflict and the producer-oriented policy response

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Carbon dioxide accounts for about 90 per cent of greenhouse emissions in Japan, and about 90 per cent of these carbon dioxide emissions stem from energy-related sources. The historical growth in ... More


Energy Transitions in the Twentieth Century

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines energy transitions in twentieth-century Europe. It begins with a discussion of the rise in energy consumption in the twentieth century and the breakthrough of oil and ... More


Markets for Anthropogenic Carbon within the Larger Carbon Cycle

Severin Borenstein

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Human activities such as agriculture, deforestation, and fossil fuel burning affect the natural carbon cycle in many ways, and release greenhouse gases that increase atmospheric CO2 concentration and ... More


REDD Forests, Green Bonds, and the Price of Carbon

Georgia Levenson Keohane

in Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Climate change is not only among the most urgent problems covered, but is inherently interconnected with every other social and economic challenge that this book addresses. This chapter investigates ... More


Environmental Concerns, the Global Commons, and the Indian Economy

Sangeeta Bansal

in Economics: Volume 2: India and the International Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458943
eISBN:
9780199086894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458943.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Scientific evidence of the link between growing rates of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change is growing. How to manage this global common resource has become one of the ... More


Self-Interest, Sacrifice, and Climate Change: (Re-)Framing the British Columbia Carbon Tax

Shane Gunster

in The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0076
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The pricing of carbon emissions is considered to be an effective instrument to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This chapter focuses on carbon tax that consists of an additional cost levied on energy ... More


Addressing Climate Change with a Comprehensive US Cap-and-trade System

Robert N. Stavins

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines how a comprehensive cap-and-trade system implemented in the United States can address climate change. It first considers previous cap-and-trade systems used in the United States ... More


Optimal Sequestration Policy with a Ceiling on the Stock of Carbon in the Atmosphere

Gilles Lafforgue, Bertrand Magné, and Michel Moreaux

in The Design of Climate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter is concerned with the optimal sequestration of carbon emissions. It analyzes a sequestration policy that implements a ceiling on the stock of carbon in the atmosphere. It also discusses ... More


In the heat of the moment

Rob White

in Climate Change Criminology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203950
eISBN:
9781529204001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203950.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents a variety of explanations and typologies relating to the crime–climate relationship. It is clear that there are many specific causes for particular kinds of crime, and that it ... More


Global Governance, Responsibility and a New Climate Regime

Andreas Oberheitmann and Eva Sternfeld

in China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428134
eISBN:
9781447301844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses the implications for China of a new post-Kyoto climate change regime based on cumulative per-capita CO2 emissions. Nearly half of the global increase in carbon emissions over ... More


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