The Potential of Renewable Energy Green Financing through Carbon Taxation to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions Target


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  • Freida Ozavize Ayodele School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia,
  • Siti Indati Mustapa Institute of Energy Policy and Research, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang 43000, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Bamidele Victor Ayodele Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Perak, Malaysia; & CO2 Research Centre (CO2RES), Institute of Contaminant Management, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Perak, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.14670

Abstract

Climate change is mostly caused by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. By establishing green financing initiatives and levying taxes on carbon pollution, green financing and carbon taxes are seen as viable policy tools for reducing harmful environmental externalities. This study examines the role of carbon taxes as an emerging source of renewable energy green financing to achieve net-zero emissions targets. Raising research questions such as: Can carbon taxation be employed as a means of offsetting carbon emissions?  What is the people’s perception of a carbon tax? Can carbon taxation be a potential source of green financing for renewable projects? The study established that the implementation of a carbon tax has a significant effect in offsetting carbon emissions to a large extent. However, there are divergent views of people toward the implementation of a carbon tax as indicated by studies from different countries. The findings established that the revenue generated from carbon tax could be channeled towards the funding of renewable energy projects as obtainable in Japan and other countries.

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Published

2023-11-10

How to Cite

Ayodele, F. O., Mustapa, S. I., & Ayodele, B. V. (2023). The Potential of Renewable Energy Green Financing through Carbon Taxation to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions Target. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 13(6), 388–396. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.14670

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