"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).
The support is limited for curbside collection of newspaper CERE’s Thomas Broberg explains on DN debate, December 3rd 2019. The disadvantages with the service may outweigh the advantages if curbside collection is designed without collaboration between municipalities and producer responsibility actors.
Thomas Broberg means that the pros and cons with curbside collection of newspaper needs to be balanced. He bases his argument on a survey conducted in the municipality of Umeå where residential household preferences for different of systems for collecting recycling was examined. That survey shows that only a third of the residential households demand curbside collection, however 42 percent claim it will not facilitate their recycling. The increased service might even counteract the benefits and end up in increased weekday hassle and additional heavy traffic in the neighborhood.
“To leverage investments that only provide 25-40 öre on each invested krona is a betrayal to those carrying the cost in line for health care and commuter trains, retirement homes and a sound education, writes Professor Emeritus Per-Olov Johansson.” (only in Swedish)
“There is no cause for taxing the usage of electricity for environmental reasons. Neither the fiscal cause is justified. If the motive for electricity tax is money to the treasury, it would be better with a tax of “wider” tax base, for instance the VAT. This from Runar Brännlund.” VK.se, published November 22. (only in Swedish)
The production of oil increases. Runar Brännlund says in an interview with P4 Västerbotten that the oil producers’ long-term plans indicate that they believe countries won’t change. Runar interview starts around 1.35 into the programme, (only in Swedish).