Energy Efficiency, Tax and Trade: Irreconcilably Incompatible?
PhD student: Mrs Dr C. Ni Ghiollarnath
Promotors: Prof R.H.C. Luja, Prof P.L.H. van den Bossche
Duration: 1/9/2005 - 31/8/2009
PhD defence: Maastricht, 14/1/2011
This thesis deals with the compliance of tax incentives for the development of renewable energy sources with international trade law rules on subsidies. The subsidies examined are direct corporate tax incentives in place in the EU (the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium) and in Canada and New Zealand.