Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe

Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe

by Winston Professor Harrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 1891853880

ISBN-13: 9781891853883

Pub. Date: 09/16/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Choosing Environmental Policy is the first book to compare the costs and outcomes of direct regulation policies with those of economic or market-based incentives. In a unique format, paired case studies from the United States and Europe contrast direct regulation on one side of the Atlantic with an incentive-based policy on the other. For example, Germany's direct…  See more details below

Overview

Choosing Environmental Policy is the first book to compare the costs and outcomes of direct regulation policies with those of economic or market-based incentives. In a unique format, paired case studies from the United States and Europe contrast direct regulation on one side of the Atlantic with an incentive-based policy on the other. For example, Germany's direct regulation of SO2 emissions is compared with an incentive approach in the U.S. Direct regulation of water pollution via the U.S. Clean Water Act is contrasted with Holland's incentive-based fee system. Additional studies contrast solutions for eliminating leaded gasoline and reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, CFCs, and chlorinated solvents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891853883
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/16/2004
Series:
RFF Press Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Overview: Comparing Instrument Choices
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern and Thomas Sterner
1. SO2 Emissions in Germany: Regulations to Fight Waldsterben
Frank Wötzold
2. SO2 Cap-and-Trade Program in the United States: A 'Living Legend' of Market Effectiveness
Dallas Burtraw and Karen Palmer
3. Industrial Water Pollution in the United States: Direct Regulation or Market Incentive?
Winston Harrington
4. Industrial Water Pollution in the Netherlands: A Fee-based Approach
Hans Th.A. Bressers and Kris R.D. Lulofs
5. NOx Emissions in France and Sweden: Advanced Fee Schemes versus Regulation
Katrin Millock and Thomas Sterner
6. NOx Emissions in the United States:A Potpourri of Policies
Dallas Burtraw and David A. Evans
7. CFCs:A Look Across Two Continents
James K. Hammitt
8. Leaded Gasoline in the United States: The Breakthrough of Permit Trading
Richard G. Newell and Kristian Rogers
9. Leaded Gasoline in Europe: Differences in Timing and Taxes
Henrik Hammar and Åsa Löfgren
10. Trichloroethylene in Europe: Ban versus Tax
Thomas Sterner
11. Trichloroethylene in the United States:Embracing Market-Based Approaches?
Miranda Loh and Richard D. Morgenstern
Lessons from the Case Studies
Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern,Thomas Sterner, and J. Clarence (Terry) Davies
Index

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