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Green regulations in Califorina and Sweden

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  • Berck, Peter
  • Braennlund, Runar
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    California and Sweden are both leaders in green regulations and actions. In both there is a substantial political base for environmental regulation, yet the path to regulation in these two political entities is quite different. California emphasizes command and control regulations while Sweden makes heavy use of taxes. We show that both underlying economic factors and the constraints of the larger systems in which these economies are embedded contribute to their choice of control methods.

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    Paper provided by Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series with number qt78x4r0z6.

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    Date of creation: 01 Apr 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:cdl:agrebk:qt78x4r0z6

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    Keywords: energy policy; environmental aspects; climate change; automobiles; regulations; Social and Behavioral Sciences;

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