All pages with keywords: fuel duty

Neglect of duty: Why cutting fuel duty is incompatible with a net-zero UK

Neglect of duty: Why cutting fuel duty is incompatible with a net-zero UK

a commentary by Josh Burke 3 September, 2019

Reports that the British Government will reveal plans to cut fuel duty in this week’s pre-Budget announcement are dismaying just four months after it committed to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says Josh Burke, especially when there is consensus on how to cut emissions from the transport sector. read more »


How to price carbon to reach net-zero emissions in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser 22 May, 2019

This report explains the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK, setting out how the price may differ sector to sector and how to incentivise negative emissions. read more »


UK Government should create market for greenhouse gas removals and increase carbon prices for businesses to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Press release 22 May, 2019

To achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Government should create a market for so-called ‘negative emissions’ that result from the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, … read more »


Why the UK Government has frozen fuel duty – again

a commentary by Jared J. Finnegan 12 November, 2018

New research into the link between political competition and fossil fuel taxation offers insight into the UK Government’s decision-making on fuel duty. Spoiler alert: it is all about electoral incentives. read more »


Changing prices in a changing climate: electoral competitiveness and fossil fuel taxation

Changing prices in a changing climate: electoral competitiveness and fossil fuel taxation

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan 12 November, 2018

This paper examines the influence of electoral competitiveness on policy decisions over carbon taxes, focusing on fuel duty. read more »