Green Tax Reform: Energy Tax Challenges for the Netherlands

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This Policy Brief discusses energy tax policy challenges for the Netherlands, against the background of the main trade-off behind green tax reform. Recent estimates of environmental damage in relation to the current energy tax structure in the Netherlands are used to evaluate the tension between green revenue generation and the achievement of green results. The challenge of further green tax reform in the Netherlands is to find an optimal, 'future-proof' balance between generating environmental tax revenues to finance public expenditure and Pigovian taxes to regulate environmental damage.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPlanbureau voor de Leefomgeving
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2015


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