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Background and Overview
Reasons for Economic Incentives
Types of Economic Incentives
Developing and Implementing Economic Incentives
P2 Opportunities
Where To Go for P2 Help
Complete List of Links

Economic Instruments for Pollution Control and Pre...
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Economic Incentives: Table of Contents

Welcome to the Economic Incentives Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview - Introduces the idea of economic incentives and what sets this regulatory approach apart from traditional regulation. Also includes a brief background on economic theory.

Reasons for Economic Incentives - Describes the main advantages associated with economic incentives: flexibility, encouragement of technological innovation, improved relationships between public and private sector, substantial cost savings, and effectiveness in dealing with non-point emissions sources.

Types of Economic Incentives - Details the major categories of economic incentives in use today: charges, fees, or taxes; marketable permits, deposit-refund systems, subsidies, voluntary actions and recognition programs, and permit and regulatory incentives. Provides examples of each type.

Developing and Implementing Economic Incentives - Provides general guidelines for developing and implementing economic incentives. Provides links to more detailed guidance, depending on type of incentive.

P2 Opportunities - Provides examples of where economic incentives can be implemented in various P2 management areas.

Where To Go for P2 Help - Organizations and experts who can provide more specific information and assistance.

Complete List of Links - Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.

Topic Hub™ Last Updated: 05/15/2007
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