Who gains from climate policy?

The distribution of subsidies and tax breaks over low-income and high-income households

This study analyses how the benefits of climate policy are distributed over low-income and high-income households. In this context, ‘benefits’ are defined as all subsidies and tax breaks associated with the energy transition and climate policy. Examples include the SDE+ renewable energy subsidy, grants for home insulation and the tax breaks for grid feed-in of renewable energy.

The key question addressed in the study is: what is the relative magnitude of the sums received or paid less by low- and high-income households when it comes to the subsidies and tax breaks associated with climate policy?

Who gains from climate policy? (Only available in Dutch)

Authors CE

Robert Vergeer

Delft, March 2017