Green taxes slash Danish groundwater use

Danes have cut their consumption of groundwater by nearly 40% during the past ten years, largely in response to green taxes, the environmental protection agency (EPA) reports. Noting that groundwater supplies more than 99% of the nation's drinking water, the agency links a continuous year-on-year decline in private consumption to the price of water, which has risen 150% since 1993. The numbers "support and document [the fact] that green taxes are an effective measure to induce the Danes to conserve water", the EPA says in a statement. See press release.

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