Still time to reclaim the European Union emissions trading system for the European tax payer


Martin, Ralf ; Muûls, Mirabelle ; Wagner, Ulrich J.



URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/pa010.pdf
Additional URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/58005/
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2010
The title of a journal, publication series: CEP Policy Analysis
Volume: 010
Place of publication: London
Publishing house: The London School of Economics and Political Science, Center of Economic Performance
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Umweltökonomik, Industrieökonomik, Finanzwissenschaft (Wagner 2015-)
Subject: 330 Economics
333.7 Natural resources, energy and environment
Abstract: The criteria proposed by the EU Commission to identify industries that will receive free emission permitsin the third phase of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are not restrictive enough. Evidence from interviews with almost 800 managers in Europe shows that most of the sectors entitled to free emission permits are not facing an increased risk of closure or relocation outside of the EU as a consequence of permit auctioning. Free permit allocation is therefore just a transfer of tax payers’ money to industry without any additional social benefit. We propose a simple modification of the Commission’s criteria for free permit allocation which could save European tax payers atleast €7 billion annually.

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Martin, Ralf ; Muûls, Mirabelle ; Wagner, Ulrich J. (2010) Still time to reclaim the European Union emissions trading system for the European tax payer. CEP Policy Analysis London 010 [Working paper]


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