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Mitigating Carbon Emission through Economic Instruments : An Indian Perspective

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  • Samantak Das

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  • Dripto Mukhopadhyay
  • Sanjib Pohit

Abstract

The paper has two objectives. One, to analyse the pattern of energy usage in India and the implications thereof for carbon emission; two, to examine whether pricing and taxation policies have any role to play in mitigating carbon emissions. We show that the pattern of energy usage exhibits a shift towards non-coal based energy products. It also suggests that the reduction in carbon emissions is not sufficient to warrant the use of carbon taxation for mitigating emissions.

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  • Samantak Das & Dripto Mukhopadhyay & Sanjib Pohit, 2005. "Mitigating Carbon Emission through Economic Instruments : An Indian Perspective," Energy Working Papers 22132, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:energy:22132
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    Keywords

    energy usage pattern; India; pricing and taxation policies; carbon emissions;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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