Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of Public Enterprise
Description:Published by the Department of Public Enterprise, the Green Paper on Sustainable Energy proposed the introduction of a carbon or energy tax scheme along with a tradable permit system to encourage industrial emissions reduction. Among other propositions, the paper sets forth a system to use revenue generated from a carbon tax or permit scheme to fund grants for energy audits and investments in energy equipment. Implementation of the Green Paper included launch of a ?21.1 million R&D programme for energy efficiency and a ?12.7 million Public Sector Design Programme.

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