The impact of an environmental tax on electricity generation in South Africa

SOURCE: Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Seymore, P.D.Adams, M.Mabugu, J.H.Van Heerden, J.Blignaut
KEYWORDS: ELECTRICITY SERVICE DELIVERY, ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL TAX
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6739

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Abstract

This paper considers the theoretical foundations of an electricity generation tax supported by international experiences in this regard. It also contrasts the suitability of a permit with a tax system to achieve CO2 emission reduction.