green taxes Articles

  • 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

  • Stealth tax or real relief?

    With the closure of yet another consultation into the amendments to the land remediation tax relief legislation (LRR), David McCreadie of Davis Langdon asks are we now closer to understanding the additional benefits this will deliver for those who build on contaminated or derelict land, and is the industry ready to embrace it? While the industry applauds HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) continued ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • 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

  • Energy tax credits and the devil in congress

    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 year’s ...

  • Environmental tax reform in Europe: opportunities for eco-innovation

    Environmental taxation, innovation and the green economy 'Environmental taxation can spur innovation.' This simple, compelling message was a central finding of a recent OECD study of taxation, innovation and the environment (OECD, 2010). It is an insight of profound importance. Environmental policy instruments are frequently characterised as obstacles to economic activity ...

  • 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.

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

    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 energy costs. 2013 saw a reduction in the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Carbon tax and energy resource in Indian power sector

    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 these emissions up to the year 2020. To implement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental tax reform in Europe: implications for income distribution

    Key messages - Although ETRs tend to improve incomes across society, they can have mild regressive impacts in that richer households gain more than poorer ones. - Care is needed to design ETRs in ways that ensure that certain groups are able to benefit equally. - ETR's overall benefits for the economy, environment and society are potentially ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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) ...

  • Case Note: How To End an Attempt to Institute a Carbon Tax: The Conseil Constitutionnel Declares That Article 7 Of The 2010 Budget Instituting a Carbon Tax Does Not Conform to The Constitution of The French Republic

    Keywords: Carbon tax, non-conformity with the Constitution, French Fifth Republic Constitution, Charter for the Environment. THE GENESIS OF THE CARBON TAX The Crenelle de l'environnement'* was conducted between 24 and 26 October 2007. It was a vast collaborative consultation between private and public bodies, at both central and local government ...


  • Public finance and environment: correlations of selected taxes with pollution and CO2 emissions in China between 1999 and 2006

    China's breakneck economic growth in recent decades was accompanied by visible environmental pollution and degradation. In the same period, tax revenues also increased sharply. Replacing existing taxes with the environment taxes called for by many environmental economists seems a promising solution to its environmental problems, but this needs more insight into the relationship of the existing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • “Green” innovations: fashion or necessity?

    Why alternative “green” energy is crucial today? Public awareness of the global energy challenge is at a very high level, at least in the U.S., where I live, even though we do not have an energy crisis of the type that we saw in the 1970’s. Energy prices, e.g. for gasoline and electricity, are reasonably stable, and there are no supply shortages like the ones that led to ...


  • 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 ...

  • Greening the Financial Sector

    Introduction and Executive Summary This background paper for the international conference 'Greening the Financial Sector - A Conference for Banks and Insurance Companies' introduces a variety of themes that will be discussed during the conference. The aim is to give a common platform for all participants of the conference. The themes range from the general consideration of the role of financial ...

  • Encouraging green industry innovation

    Recently, in the New York Times Green Column, Bettina Wassener wrote about the “Plastic Disclosure Project,” which annually surveys industry on their overall plastic use and reports back on consumption trends. The goal of the project is to raise ...

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Biofuels not as green as they sound

    Untitled Document EEB Position Paper on the Draft Directive on the promotion of the use of biofuels for transport and the Draft Directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC with regard ...

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