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Biofuel mandate versus favourable taxation of electric cars. The case of Norway

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    This study investigates whether biofuel policies or favourable taxation of electric cars should be employed to satisfy a green house gas emission target connected to private transport within the Norwegian economy. The study shows that implementation of biofuel generates a welfare gain in the presence of the current favourable taxation of electric cars in Norway. Implementation of biofuels, however, generates a welfare loss when the tax rate on purchase of electric cars is increased to the average tax rate on purchase of diesel powered cars.

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    Paper provided by Research Department of Statistics Norway in its series Discussion Papers with number 745.

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    Date of creation: Jun 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ssb:dispap:745

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    Keywords: Biofuel; Mandates; Electric cars; Greeen house gas emissions;

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