Climate Change and Carbon Tax Expectations
AbstractIf governments cannot commit to future carbon tax rates, investments in greenhouse gas mitigation will be based on uncertain and/or wrong predictions about these tax rates. Predictions about future carbon tax rates are also important for decisions made by owners of non-renewable carbon resources. The effects of the size of expected future carbon taxes on near-term emissions and investments in substitutes for carbon energy depend significantly on how rapidly extraction costs increase with increasing total extraction. In addition, the time profile of the returns to investments in non-carbon substitutes is important for the effects on emissions and investments.
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Date of creation: 2010
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climate change; carbon tax; green paradox; commitment; exhaustible resources;
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