Imperfect climate policy unlikely to increase domestic emissions

C. di Maria, Ian Lange, E. van der Werf

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Abstract

By promising to reduce fossil fuel demand in the future, some claim that climate policies will induce supply side responses today; firms will pump out emissions now before demand restrictions tighten. However, this column argues that the ‘green paradox’ is a red herring. Evidence from US coal prices suggests that, in industrialised countries, there is little danger of an increase in domestic emissions in response to imperfect climate policies.
Original languageEnglish
Publisherwww.voxeu.org
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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