Economic Instruments for Pollution Control and Pre...
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United States Experience with Economic Incentives ...
Comprehensive report on EPA's experience with economic incentives.
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Welcome to the Economic Incentives Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with
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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.
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