A Full Account of the Costs and Benefits of Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transport

This paper describes how a fuel efficiency standard for cars and the fuel tax have been the subject of extensive debate between economists and policymakers. The major benefits from stricter fuel efficiency standards and higher fuel taxes are the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduced oil dependence. The major costs are the increased production cost, the reduced comfort and the negative impact on mileage-related externalities (congestion, accidents) due to the rebound effect.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 151-172
  • Monograph Title: The Cost and Effectiveness of Policies to Reduce Vehicle Emissions

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789282102121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2009 6:31PM