Getting into the Act: Enticing the Consumer to Become 'Green' through Tax Incentives
Mona L. Hymel
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law
Roberta F. Mann
University of Oregon School of Law
Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 36, p. 10419, June 2006
Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 06-18
This article explores the paradox of energy guzzling consumers who assert that they want a clean environment, through the lens of tax policy. It examines the history of tax incentives for the fossil fuel industry and the future of tax incentives for renewable fuels and conservation. Exploring both federal and state tax incentives and drawing upon economic theory, we analyze the tax incentives targeting consumers and make predictions about their effectiveness in motivating taxpayers to act green.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: consumer behavior, environmental taxes, energy tax incentives
Date posted: March 30, 2006
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