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

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 1, 2016)

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 ...

Carbon Tax to Reduce Pollution

by Stanford Magnets  (Mar. 18, 2014)

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 ...

The bottom line series: Carbon taxes

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jul. 31, 2008)

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 ...

51% of consumers support a carbon tax on damaging products

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Sep. 29, 2010)

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 ...

A CGE assessment of the Australian carbon tax policy

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

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 ...

Carbon tax - key instrument for energy transition!

by World Bioenergy Association (WBA)  (Dec. 2, 2015)

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 ...

Coalition turns CRC scheme into a carbon tax

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Oct. 21, 2010)

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 ...

Carbon tax and energy resource in Indian power sector

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 4, 2012)

Global warming is a universal problem nowadays. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was partially successful because all participating countries realised the damages caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promise to mitigate in the future course of time. India has also promised to reduce 20% to 25% of these ...

Honolulu’s LED Lamps: Cutting on Carbon and Trimming Tax

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Mar. 19, 2014)

Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital’s energy costs rank tenth on the pollution lists. In an attempt to reduce this figure, the city mayor wants to install solar street lamps which will help cut tax and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Hawaii stands third in least energy consumption per capita, but the increasingly high population density mounts up its ...

Carbon-intensive stock prices fall as tax looms

by Trucost Plc  (Feb. 28, 2013)

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. ...

Carbon tax and energy resource in Indian power sector

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 1, 2012)

Abstract: Global warming is a universal problem nowadays. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen was partially successful because all participating countries realised the damages caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promise to mitigate in the future course of time. India has also promised to reduce 20% to 25% of ...

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

by McMillan LLP  (Aug. 14, 2009)

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 ...

Environmental tax reform in Sweden

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 17, 2009)

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 ...

Carbon-dioxide and energy taxes on manufacturing industry - there is a need for a global approach

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 24, 2003)

The problems caused by carbon-dioxide emissions are global. There is a widespread consensus that global environmental problems must be attacked through international cooperation and policy harmonisation. In countries with high energy taxes, the tax costs negatively affect international competitiveness of energy intensive industries. Highly energy ...

Are you eligible for a manufacturing tax credit?

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Sep. 10, 2009)

The United States has been generous with tax credits for energy production. But until now, it’s been somewhat miserly about giving breaks to those who make the equipment that makes the energy – or saves it.That’s changed with creation of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Credit (MTC), part of the federal stimulus package. The 30% tax credit makes ...

Energy tax credits and the devil in congress

by Energy Efficiency Markets  (Oct. 2, 2008)

It is difficult to get beyond the hyperbole of the election season to uncover a candidate’s true position. The non-partisan Pew Center on Global Climate Change performed a service with a recently released just-the-facts guide on the energy platforms of the presidential contenders http://www.pewclimate.org/voter-guide.What is remarkable about this ...

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

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 11, 2012)

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 ...

Prepare now for the carbon tax bill or face hefty fines

by Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) Pty Ltd  (Mar. 14, 2016)

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 ...

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

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jun. 23, 2009)

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. ...

How is biodiesel produced?

by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the ...

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