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New report exposes myth that green regulations inflict major harm on business competitiveness and economic growth

Press release 14 November, 2014

Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a new report published today (14 November … read more »


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Climate change policies and the UK business sector: overview, impacts and suggestions for reform

a policy paper by Samuela Bassi, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Samuel Fankhauser 1 November, 2013

The UK has a complex system of energy taxes which affect the business sector. Overlaps between taxes mean that carbon prices are uneven across sectors and fuels, and … read more »


Sectors under scrutiny – Evaluation of indicators to assess the risk of carbon leakage in the UK and Germany

Sectors under scrutiny – Evaluation of indicators to assess the risk of carbon leakage in the UK and Germany

a working paper by Misato Sato 1 May, 2013

One of the central debates surrounding the design of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme is the approach to addressing carbon leakage. Correctly identifying the economic activities … read more »


Options for structural measures to improve the European Union Emissions Trading System: response to a European Commission consultation

Options for structural measures to improve the European Union Emissions Trading System: response to a European Commission consultation

a policy paper by Luca Taschini 1 March, 2013

Main points The impact of ‘back-loading’, a short-term measure, will be limited. ‘Back-loading’ is unlikely to have a significant impact on the price of emissions allowances, unless the ‘back-loaded’ allowances … read more »


Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

As the world considers greener forms of economic growth, countries and sectors are beginning to position themselves for the emerging green economy. This paper combines patent … read more »


Industry compensation under relocation risk: a firm-level analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Industry compensation under relocation risk: a firm-level analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

a working paper by Ralf Martin 1 July, 2012

When industry compensation is offered to prevent relocation of regulated firms, efficiency requires that payments be distributed across firms so as to equalise marginal relocation probabilities, … read more »


The impacts of the Climate Change Levy on business: evidence from microdata

The impacts of the Climate Change Levy on business: evidence from microdata

a working paper by Ralf Martin 1 August, 2009

We estimate the impacts of an energy tax – the Climate Change Levy (CCL) – on the manufacturing sector using panel data from the UK production … read more »