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Fuel taxes, fuel economy of vehicles and costs of conserved energy: the case of the European Union

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This chapter is an overview of the changes in real-world fuel economy in key countries and of recent developments in fuel taxes imposed on all fuels across the EU-Member States. Coal and gas are undertaxed but diesel and gasoline are overtaxed; however, fuel economy is directly affected by fuel taxes (prices) and not by taxes on coal. Standards on fuel economy can be interpreted as taxes on fuel and both standards and fuel taxes can be triggers for investment in alternative energy technology....

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Centre for the Environment - Transport Studies Unit
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Publisher:
Springer London Publisher's website
Pages:
285-301
Host title:
Energy, transport, & the environment: addressing the sustainable mobility paradigm
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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URN:
uuid:a25a90b0-7706-487f-8bfe-93102a0baceb
Local pid:
ora:8633
ISBN:
978-1-4471-2716-1

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