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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Competition Policy and Green Growth

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The Nordic competition authorities have authored a new report on Competition Policy and Green Growth.

1. Executive Summary

...................................................................................................5

2. Background and Structure of the Repor

t..............................................................11

3. Competition Policy and Environmental Policy

.....................................................12

3.1 Brief Introduction to Environmental Policy............................................................12

3.2 The Benefits of Competition ..................................................................................13

3.3 The Relationship between Competition Policy and Environmental Policy .........15

3.3.1. The Impact of Environmental Policy on Competition...........................................16

3.3.2. The Environmental Impacts of Restrictive Practices...............................................17

3.4 Concluding Remarks................................................................................................18

4. Environmental Policy Instruments and Competition Implications

...................20

4.1 Taxes and Subsidies.................................................................................................20

4.1.1 Taxes.........................................................................................................................20

4.1.2 Subsidies...................................................................................................................21

4.2 Tradable Emission Permits.......................................................................................24

4.2.1 ETS and the Importance of Effective Competition ................................................24

4.3 Green Public Procurement .....................................................................................27

4.3.1 GPP as an Environmental Policy Tool ...................................................................27

4.3.2 GPP in a Competition Policy Perspective...............................................................29

4.3.3 Case Material ...........................................................................................................31

4.3.4 Concluding Remarks................................................................................................33

4.4 Restrictive Effects of Green Measures and the Importance of Advocacy. ...........33

4.4.1 Competition Assessment of Green Measures ........................................................34

4.4.2 Advocacy of Market Based Instruments in Environmental Policy.........................44

5. Business Practices in Green Markets

.....................................................................46

5.1 Antitrust and Green Markets....................................................................................47

5.2 Restrictive Practices in Recycling and Waste Management....................................49

5.2.1 Spillover effects........................................................................................................49

5.2.2 Bundling of Demand...............................................................................................51

5.2.3 Pricing and Fee Structure .......................................................................................54

5.3 Certification Arrangements and Competition Concerns.........................................58

5.3.1 Economic Theory and Certification Effects.............................................................59

5.3.2 Certification, Differentiation and Price Premiums..................................................61

5.3.3 Certification and Trade............................................................................................63

5.3.4 Concluding Remarks................................................................................................63

6. Future Challenges on the Path to Green Growth

..................................................66

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