The impact of the introduction of a carbon tax for Scotland

Grant Allan, Patrizio Lecca, Peter McGregor, Kim Swales, Marie Tamba, Matt Winning

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Since devolution, the Scottish Government has progressively adopted a distinctive environmental and energy policy (Allan et al, 2008). This is expressed in two forms: first through setting emissions and renewables targets that differ from those set in the rest of the UK, and second by developing specific policies within the nonreserved powers at its discretion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
VolumeSpecial Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2012


  • emission reduction targets
  • climate change
  • energy
  • economic growth
  • pollution
  • Scottish economy
  • environment
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Climate Change Act
  • carbon tax


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