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Getting Energy Prices Right :, From Principle to Practice, Ian Parry, Dirk Heine, Eliza Lis, Shanjun Li

Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries’ fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollution, road congestion, and other adverse environmental impacts of energy use is well established, there has been little previous work providing guidance on how countries can put this principle into practice. This book develops a practical methodology, and associated tools, to show how the major environmental damages from energy can be quantified for different countries and used to design the efficient set of energy taxes
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 Summary for Policymakers; Figures; 1.1. Corrective Fuel Taxes to Reflect Environmental Costs, Selected Countries, 2010; 1.2. Impacts of Fuel Tax Reform, Selected Countries, 2010; 2 Energy Systems, Environmental Problems, and Current Fiscal Policy: A Quick Look; Overview of Energy Systems; 2.1. Primary Energy Consumption per Capita, Selected Countries, 2010; 2.2. Electricity Consumption per Capita, Selected Countries, 2010; 2.3. Motor Vehicle Ownership Rates, Selected Countries, 2010; Environmental Side Effects
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non fiction
1st ed.
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1 online resource (199 p.)
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