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Why are Green Fiscal Policies such a Small Part of Green Economic Policies?

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Why are Green Fiscal Policies such a Small Part of Green Economic Policies?

Evidence from three European Countries

The chapter "Why are Green Fiscal Policies such a Small Part of Green Economic Policies? Evidence from three European Countries" of the book 'The Green Market Transition - Carbon Taxes, Energy Subsidies and Smart Instrument Mixes' presents and compares the green tax systems in place in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. One of the chapters authors, Ecologic Institute's Marius Hasenheit, describes the evolution of green taxes in Germany.

Other key chapters examine carbon taxes, systems of implementation, energy subsidies, and support schemes for carbon and energy policies. Using a multitude of international case studies, several contributing authors reflect on the underlying policy dynamics and the constraints of various fiscal measures. In addition, this timely work considers the important issue of smart instrument mixes, going beyond instrument choice to examine how they can work in harmony together.

Astute and engaging, this book is a vital companion for students and scholars in environmental law, economics and sustainability. Its practical approach also renders it an excellent guide for policy makers and those involved in fiscal reform and green market transition.


Citation

Woltjer, G., Hasenheit, M., Rizos, V., Taranic, I. and Stroia, C. (2017). Why are Green Fiscal Policies such a small part of Green Economic Policies? Evidence from three European Countries. In: The Green Market Transition Carbon Taxes, Energy Subsidies and Smart Instrument Mixes. Cheltenham: Stefan E. Weishaar, Larry Kreiser, Janet E. Milne, Hope Ashiabor, Michael Mehling.

Language
English
Author(s)
Geert Woltjer
Vasileios Rizos
Igor Taranic
Cristian Stroia
Publisher
Year
2017
ISBN
978-1-78811-116-4, eISBN: 978-1-78811-117-1
Table of Contents

Part I Carbon taxes
1. Carbon Tax Choices: The Tale of Four States
Janet E. Milne

2. Carbon Taxation in EU Member States: Evidence from the Transport Sector
Claudia Kettner and Daniela Kletzan-Slamanig

3. The Effect of Carbon Taxes on Emissions and Carbon Leakage: Evidence from the European Union
Maria Alsina Pujols

4. To Incentivise or Penalise: An Analysis of the proposed Carbon Tax in South Africa
Lee-Ann Steenkamp

5. Is the use of Carbon Offsets in the South African Carbon Tax a Smart mix?
Memory Machingambi

6. Linking Carbon Tax Systems under the Paris Agreement: Potentials and Risks
Nicolas Kreibich and Hanna Wang-Helmreich

Part II Energy Subsidies and Support Schemes
7. Renewable Energy Deployment at the Interplay between Support Policies and Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Martina Zahno and Paula Castro

8. Considerations against Subsidies and Tax Incentives for Nuclear Energy
Hans Sprohge and Larry Kreiser

9. Economic Effects of reforming Energy Tax Exemptions for the Industry in Germany
Anett Großmann, Christian Lutz

10. Parafiscal Charges and Contributions to General Electricity Networks: a Legal Analysis of its Nature under the Scope of Directive 2003/96 and the EU State aids regime
Marta Villar Ezcurra and Enrique Fonseca Capdevila

Part III Policy Dynamics and Constraints
11. Why are Green Fiscal Policies such a small part of Green Economic Policies? Evidence from three European Countries
Geert Woltjer, Marius Hasenheit, Vasileios Rizos, Igor Taranic, Cristian Stroia

12. Conceptualising a Tax Policy mix for Resource Efficiency – Selected results from a three transition pathways approach
Bettina Bahn-Walkoviak, Henning Wilts, Mark Meyer and Martin Distelkamp

13. System Complexity as Key Determinant in achieving Efficacious Policy Transposition and Implementation
Claudia Fruhmann, Andreas Tuerk, Veronika Kulmer and Sebastian Seebauer

14. Developing the North American Carbon Market: Prospects for Sustainable Linking
Sven Rudolph, Takeshi Kawakatsu and Achim Lerch

15. Towards a ‘Third Dividend’ Analysis for Innovative Environmental Taxation Policies and Allocations: A Smart Instrument mix for the Reduction of CO2 emissions
Sixtine Van Outryve d’Ydewalle and Sébastien Wolff

Part IV In Search of Instruments in Other Policy Areas
16. Landscape and Taxation: the “minor” Instruments
Silvia Giorgi

17. Exploring the Policy Mix for Biodiversity Financing: Opportunities provided by Environmental Fiscal Instruments in the EU
Andrea Illes, Marianne Kettunen, Patrick ten Brink, Rui Santos, Nils Droste and Irene Ring

Index

Keywords
Green taxes, Environmental taxes, taxes, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands