The Resource The impact of energy taxes on the affordability of domestic energy

The impact of energy taxes on the affordability of domestic energy

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The impact of energy taxes on the affordability of domestic energy
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The impact of energy taxes on the affordability of domestic energy
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eng
Summary
Energy affordability can be defined as a household's ability to pay for necessary levels of energy use within normal spending patterns. This paper uses three indicators to measure energy affordability risk in 20 OECD countries at current taxes on electricity, natural gas and heating oil. Energy affordability risk differs widely between countries. The countries with the highest GDP per capita tend to have the lowest levels of energy affordability risk. The paper then analyses how indicators of energy affordability change in response to a hypothetical tax reform that introduces uniform taxes on natural gas, heating oil and electricity in all countries analysed, mostly increasing tax rates on these fuels. Results show that, if combined with an income-tested cash transfer using one third of the change in revenue resulting from the tax reform, the reform generally improves energy affordability. If combined with a lump-sum transfer instead, results show that energy affordability increases only according to the most selective of the three indicators
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  • Flues, F
  • Van Dender, K
Geographic coverage
International
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no index present
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English
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
OECD Taxation Working Papers
Series volume
no. 30
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  • OECD
  • energy tax
  • tax reform
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The impact of energy taxes on the affordability of domestic energy
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41 p.
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The impact of energy taxes on the affordability of domestic energy
Publication
Extent
41 p.

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