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Global gasoline prices: The need to raise gasoline taxes

Gasoline taxes are considered to be a cost-effective policy instrument for reducing carbon emissions. A study finds that while gasoline taxes rose in 83 countries between 2003 and 2015, the global mean fell by 13.3% due to a shift in consumption towards countries that maintain gasoline subsidies or that have low taxes.

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Lin Lawell, CY. Global gasoline prices: The need to raise gasoline taxes. Nat Energy 2, 16206 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.206

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