Search for dissertations about: "environmental taxes"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 swedish dissertations containing the words environmental taxes.

  1. 1. Climate change mitigation in China

    Author : Bo Xu; Ronald Wennersten; Kerstin Kuchta; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; China; Climate change mitigation; Environmental Kuznets Curve EKC hypothesis; Mitigation target; Business-as-usual BAU scenarios; Policy instruments;

    Abstract : China has been experiencing great economic development and fast urbanisation since its reforms and opening-up policy in 1978. However, these changes are reliant on consumption of primary energy, especially coal, characterised by high pollution and low efficiency. READ MORE

  2. 2. Welfare measurement, externalities and Pigouvian taxation in dynamic economies

    Author : Kenneth Backlund; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Welfare Measurement; Externalities; Pigouvian Taxes; Global Warming; Nuclear Power; Noncooperative Nash Game; Välfärdsteori; Skatteväxling;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of five papers.Paper [1] analyzes one possible way of replacing dynamic Pigouvian taxes by a static approximation of such taxes from the point of view of social accounting. The idea is to approximate a Pigouvian emission tax by using the instantaneous marginal willingness to pay to reduce the stock of pollution. READ MORE

  3. 3. Choosing environmental policy instruments : Case studies of municipal waste policy in Sweden and England

    Author : Åsa Maria Persson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : municipal waste policy; environmental policy instruments; environmental policy; Sweden; England;

    Abstract : European governments have during the last couple of decades shown an interest in new types of environmental policy instruments (EPIs) such as environmental taxes, tradable permit schemes and voluntary approaches, as opposed to relying on traditional forms of regulation. The interest in so-called ‘new’ EPIs (NEPIs) has led many governments to commit both to a more diverse EPI mix and to a policy process characterised by procedural rationality, in terms of considering a wide range ofalternative instruments and assessing them in a systematic and transparent way. READ MORE

  4. 4. Energy Efficient Wood Fuel Drying

    Author : Roger Renström; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Miljö- och energisystem; Environmental and Energy Systems;

    Abstract : With reference to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, biofuel is pointed out as an important substitute for fossil fuels. The Swedish Government favours the use of biofuel by imposing taxes on fossil fuels. READ MORE

  5. 5. Non-CO2 greenhouse gases, uncertainty and land-use competition

    Author : Daniel Johansson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Kyoto protocol; energy system; integrated assessment; environmental economics; land use change; bioenergy; climate change; greenhouse gases; GWP;

    Abstract : Over the past 250 years the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased drastically. It is close to scientific consensus that these changes have increased the temperature of the earth. READ MORE