carbon tax Articles

  • Carbon Tax to Reduce Pollution

    Countries around the world are planning to take action against environmental population and other related issues that take place as a result of fossil fuel emissions. In fact, several countries have gone as far as to implement different measures in order to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution. Carbon tax is one such initiative taken by the UK government. ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • The bottom line series: Carbon taxes

    Climate policy debates often feature discussions about the role of a carbon tax, either as an alternative or a supplement to a cap-and-trade program. This fact sheet describes the similarities and differences between the two policy approaches and answers other common questions about a tax on carbon. What is a carbon tax? A carbon tax is a fee imposed on fossil fuels, and other primary products ...

  • Carbon tax - key instrument for energy transition!

    Summary: Global warming is the most challenging problem facing humanity today due to the excessive use of fossil fuels. Carbon tax (carbon dioxide tax) is a simple and efficient way to reduce the use of fossil fuels, improve energy efficiency, and make renewables more competitive. It can be tax neutral, as reducing other taxes will complement carbon tax implementation. It is a smart move ...

  • A CGE assessment of the Australian carbon tax policy

    In July 2012, the Australian Government introduced a price on carbon at an initial price of $23 per tonne. Despite the detailed modelling undertaken by the Commonwealth Treasury, there has been continuing speculation about the economic impact of the carbon tax in Australia. In this paper, we build a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model incorporating many new features to model the impact of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coalition turns CRC scheme into a carbon tax

    Coalition government announced that CRC scheme will no longer return revenue to participants, but will encourage them to improve their energy efficiency. The UK government quietly imposed a £1bn-a-year carbon tax on around 4,000 of the largest businesses and public sector bodies in the UK as part of its spending review. The move was not announced by the chancellor, George Osborne, but made ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 51% of consumers support a carbon tax on damaging products

    New survey reveals that 51% of the consumers agreed that products that cause harm the environment should carry an additional carbon tax. 51% of consumers support a carbon tax on damaging products New survey reveals that 51% of the consumers agreed that products that cause harm the environment should carry an additional carbon tax. A recent survey done to 2,000 people indicates that a ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Carbon-intensive stock prices fall as tax looms

    Several companies identified by Trucost as most exposed to carbon liabilities in South Africa have seen their share prices fall, after the Treasury announced that a carbon tax will start in 2015. ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Year One – A review of British Columbia’s carbon tax

    On July 1, 2008 British Columbians saw gas prices rise by 2.34 cents per litre and on July 1, 2009 gas prices increased again by an additional 1.17 cents. This is a result of the carbon tax introduced by the B.C. government in July of 2008 as part of its Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan commits the Province to a 33% reduction of greenhouse gas ('GHG') emissions by 2020. B.C.'s carbon ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Carbon tax a sensible first step, but for how long: Australia

    The Carbon Tax is a good first step in addressing Australia's high carbon emissions but we really need to introduce the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2015 for the carbon price to be an effective pollution deterrent according to one of Australia's most senior economists. "Many economists agree that carbon pricing is the most efficient method of reducing greenhouse gases, and that the carbon ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Prepare now for the carbon tax bill or face hefty fines

    To avoid massive financial penalties, South Africa-based industries need to immediately prepare for the implementation of the Carbon Tax Bill, warns Roger Rusch, CEO of IWC (Industrial Water Cooling). In November 2015, the National Treasury published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. Once implemented, the Bill will penalise companies with excessive Green House Gas (GHG) ...

  • Cap-and-trade and carbon tax: time for another look at the relative costs

    The author of this article describes findings by the Congressional Budget Office and others that a carbon tax would be less costly than cap-and-trade in achieving any given level of greenhouse gas reductions. Noting there now may be political space to address cost differences between the version of cap-and-trade in the Waxman-Markey Bill (H.R. 2454) and a tax, the author says that a widened ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Environmental tax reform in Sweden

    This paper analyses the issue of green tax reform. The case studied is that of Sweden, a country with a high tax level and an interesting experience with carbon taxes and several other environmental taxes, over which there has been quite some controversy during the past few years. Some of the taxes have been very successful from an environmental viewpoint, some less so – and together they ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes

    Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular economy. Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste ...

  • Are carbon taxes the best tool to implement the Kyoto commitments? A comment on Stephen Smith's paper

    These comments cover key aspects of Smith's paper. They focus on problems of awarding a central role to carbon taxes, and extend the discussion to harnessing the power of property rights via tradable permits.Keywords: tax harmony, tax competition, allocative efficiency, location decisions, capital mobility, ecological dumping, price elasticity, efficiency, tradable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • American Electric Power takes the lead in greenhouse gas management - Case Study

    The Enviance System allows AEP to enter data only once, and use it for multiple reporting requirements across a wide range of compliance programs As one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity, AEP recognized more ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Carbon emissions - carbon formula

    Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for business.  The case that carbon measurement and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions ...


    By Greenstone+

  • Impact analysis of carbon taxes on the steamcoal and natural gas market in the eastern United States: a linear complementarity model

    The impact of a federal excise tax on Appalachian steamcoal on the consumption and production of steamcoal and natural gas is investigated. To examine the comprehensive effects of such taxes, the linear complementarity model is used to ensure consistent results. Predictions on coal and natural gas prices are also made for useful policy implementations.Keywords: carbon tax, carbon dioxide ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global economic repercussions of a Pigouvian tax: who bears the brunt?

    The global interdependency in trade, finance and environmental issues should prompt both the OECD and non-OECD countries to engage in more dialogue. The application of a carbon tax could lead to changes in macroeconomic behaviour in OECD countries, which will impact upon trading patterns. Environmental improvements in developing countries are costly, but can be undertaken effectively in an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy taxes and subsidies: their implications for CO2 emissions and abatement costs

    Energy markets are often distorted, with the result that price does not equal the marginal social cost of production. Subsidies encourage consumption of energy and impose welfare losses independent of those arising from global warming. Fossil fuels, especially oil, are already taxed in many countries. The superimposition of a carbon tax on existing taxes could greatly increase the welfare loss ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Germany to tax up to 26 euros on air travel – UK to follow?

    The tax on air travel could generate up to 1 billion euros annually in 2011. Germany plans to tax air travel up to 26 euros for each passenger on flights under a plan aimed to encourage more environmentally friendly travel and bolstering government finances. The tax on air travel, called an "incentive for environmentally friendly behaviour," could generate 1 billion euros annually beginning in ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

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