Energy Tax and Regulatory Policy in Europe

From CESifo Seminar Series

Energy Tax and Regulatory Policy in Europe

Reform Priorities

Edited by Ian Parry, Karen Pittel and Herman Vollebergh

Concise introductions to the main issues in energy policy and their interaction with environmental policies in the EU.
Hardcover $37.00 X £29.00

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Concise introductions to the main issues in energy policy and their interaction with environmental policies in the EU.

The European Union (EU) faces critical challenges in energy policy making, the most pressing of which are how to achieve the deep greenhouse gas reductions promised at the December 2015 UN Conference of the Parties in Paris, and how this effort can be coordinated with already existing policies. Energy policy is primarily a member state responsibility, and policy makers need an overarching view of the main issues in energy policy and their interaction with environmental policies. This volume aims to fill this need, offering concise introductions to some of the major issues as well as practical suggestions for policy making.

The contributors discuss reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), the world's largest carbon market; ways to improve the operation and integration of the EU's power grids, in terms of both supply and demand; changes to the EU's Energy Tax Directive, which sets tax floors for fuels outside the ETS; the coordination of climate policies with policies to promote renewables and energy efficiency; research into clean technology; challenges to shale gas development; and transportation policy and the need for action on such externalities as traffic congestion. Finally, contributors consider obstacles to reform, including its potential effects on vulnerable households and energy-intensive industries.

Contributors Mikael Skou Andersen, Niels Anger, Bruno De Borger, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Jos Delbeke, Ottmar Edenhofer, Christian Flachsland, Beatriz Gaitan, Polona Gregorin, Cameron Hepburn, Alan Krupnick, Andreas Löschel, Claudio Marcantonini, Felix Christian Matthes, Paul Nahmmacher, Ian Parry, Karen Pittel, David Popp, Stef Proost, Christina Roolfs, Bert Saveyn, Oliver Schenker, Stephen Smith, Alexander Teytelboym, Kurt Van Dender, Herman Vollebergh, Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr, Zhongmin Wang, Georg Zachmann

Hardcover

$37.00 X | £29.00 ISBN: 9780262036399 408 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 64 figures

Editors

Ian Parry

Ian Parry is Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert in the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department.

Karen Pittel

Karen Pittel is Director of the Ifo Center for Energy, Climate, and Exhaustible Resources and Professor of Economics at Munich University.

Herman Vollebergh

Herman Vollebergh is Senior Research Fellow at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor in Economics and Environmental Policy at Tilburg University.