To develop a methodology for empirical assessment of the economic impact of environmental protection measures, in terms of industrial competitiveness.
It will be possible to assess the economic impact of technological innovations and environmental protection measures such as ecotaxes on the energy sector.
The results cover three scenarios: energy taxation of firms and recycling by subsidies for the implementation of BAT; energy taxation of firms and low-cost loans to help implement BAT; European eco-taxes and recycling by lowering the burden of social security rates on employers. It was found that only the third scenario gave the 'double-dividend' or 'win-win' situation of increased employment with increased environmental quality. The predicted increase of 860 000 in the level of employment is higher than that from the HERMES model, even taking into account the impact of BAT implementation by firms.
An analysis will be undertaken, of the specific case of ecotaxes proposed for reducing carbon dioxide production in the energy sector. 1.Theoretical analysis of consumer behaviour (companies, households and governments):
innovations, relocation, investment policy,decisions, consumer choices, public policies, ...
2.Collection of available information and data for assessing the macro-economic impacts of ecotaxes: possible substitutions of current production technologies, relocation consequences and costs, indicators for consumers "environmental sensitiveness", ...
3.Development of a coherent framework for explaining the findings by application of the HERMES modelling approach.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
92295 Chatenay Malabry