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europe's flawed carbon-trading system a co2 tax would be a more effective way to reduce emissions

 
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Europe's Flawed Carbon-Trading System A CO2 tax would be a more effective way to reduce emissions
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Chappin, E.J.L.; G.P.J. Dijkema and L.J. de Vries: Europe's Flawed Carbon-Trading System A CO2 tax would be a more effective way to reduce emissions. In: Wall Street Journal of July 15, 2010.

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Emile Chappin
 
Gerard Dijkema
 
Laurens de Vries
Beschrijving

The European Union likes to present its greenhouse-gas Emission Trading System as a pioneering success story. But our research at Delft University tells a different story—that the system is simply not producing the timely, significant reduction of CO2 emissions originally envisaged. A tax on CO2 emissions would be a far more beneficial alternative, not only for companies, but for consumers and for our climate as well.

The EU's trading system is the world's largest multi-country, multi-sector trading system. Launched in 2005, it covers thousands of installations in the energy and industrial sectors, which are collectively responsible for close to half ...

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