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The Resource Taxing energy use 2018 : companion to the taxing energy use database

Taxing energy use 2018 : companion to the taxing energy use database

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Taxing energy use 2018 : companion to the taxing energy use database
Title
Taxing energy use 2018 : companion to the taxing energy use database
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many forms of energy use are associated with environmental and health damages and contribute to climate change, so the social cost of energy use frequently exceeds private cost. Taxes on energy use - carbon taxes and other specific taxes on energy use - can make energy users pay for the full costs of pollution and climate change, so reducing harmful emissions at minimal cost, while also raising revenue that can fund vital government services. These considerations may affect policy design to an extent, but this report clearly shows that energy taxes continue falling well short of their potential to improve environmental and climate outcomes. This report discusses patterns of taxes on energy use by sector and by fuel, in 42 countries representing 80% of world energy use and of the CO2 emissions from energy use, considering taxes in 2015 and changes from 2012 to 2015. The discussion finds that these taxes, with few exceptions, are poorly designed from an environmental and revenue-raising point of view. Changes in the patterns from 2012 to 2015 show some modest improvement of alignment with external costs, mainly as a result of road fuel tax increases in emerging economies
Geographic coverage
International
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • energy tax
  • environmental tax
  • climate change levy
  • emission rights
Label
Taxing energy use 2018 : companion to the taxing energy use database
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
53 p.
Isbn
9789264289635
Isbn Type
(pdf)
Label
Taxing energy use 2018 : companion to the taxing energy use database
Publication
Extent
53 p.
Isbn
9789264289635
Isbn Type
(pdf)

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