Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50025
Authors: 
Leahy, Eimear
Tol, Richard S. J.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ESRI working paper 388
Abstract: 
We assess the subsidy for the installation of biomass boilers and wood gasification boilers under the Greener Homes Scheme in Ireland. We find that the (implicit) subsidy per tonne of carbon dioxide avoided varies hugely across households. The current policy costs 17% too much for the emissions avoided, or avoids 17% too few emissions for the money spent. The subsidy reduces welfare (including environmental benefits) by 42%.
Subjects: 
climate policy
Ireland
ex-post evaluation
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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