Runar Brännlund is skeptical to the new taxes, only two works according to Runar, carbon and sulfur taxes, the rest are symbolic and greenwashing. He names the departure tax as a good example for a poorly and expensively designed tax. It is taxed on each journey and would be the same regardless if the plane ran on air. (only in Swedish)
CERE's Runar Brännlund is interviewed on the Swedish Radio newsprogram Ekot on December 23rd, 2019 regarding rechargeable hybrid cars and how they can even be less environmental friendly than new diesel driven cars on distances that exceeds 50 km. (only in Swedish)
"The bonus malus tax syste could premiere the car and cardavan vehicle combination instead of a camper van - this despite the latter having a lower emissions rate. This from Runar Brännlund, Professor in Economics." Published on SvD debate on December 8th, 2019 (only available in Swedish).