Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sustainability-oriented Future EU Funding: A European Nuclear Power Tax
Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). (FairTax)
Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO). (FairTax)
2017 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Nuclear power plays an important role in Europe’s energy mix today. Considering the manifold environmental and health hazards related to all phases of nuclear power production which may cause considerable negative externalities it is remarkable that the whole issue of using taxes as instruments to internalise the externalities associated with nuclear power is completely neglected in the literature. The paper provides a rationale for taxing nuclear power which is based on an analysis of its social costs and of potential windfall profits for the nuclear industry generated by EU policies. After giving an overview of existing nuclear taxes in the nuclear power-generating EU Member States, we elaborate the case for channelling revenues from a nuclear power tax into the EU budget as sustainability-oriented tax-based own resource replacing a part of national contributions within a fiscally neutral approach to reform the current system of own resources. Finally, the potential revenues from an EU-wide nuclear power tax are estimated. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet , 2017. , 38 p.
Series
FairTax: Working Paper Series, 09
Keyword [en]
EU system of own resources, nuclear power tax, EU taxes, sustainability-oriented taxation
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-134592DiVA: diva2:1094210
Projects
FairTax
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 649439
Available from: 2017-05-09 Created: 2017-05-09 Last updated: 2017-05-09

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(792 kB)121 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 792 kBChecksum SHA-512
5b6e7392a404247a22f64afc95a5de4f73b8135aa59b3e9180ceebda1ef40a432bd721e5ed10e5fb5decf659079dfbe947a06479eb2bbb0c0f04474805ab400f
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Law and Society

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 121 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 473 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf