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  • Australia repeals controversial carbon tax

    Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluterson Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.60) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Forget the carbon tax. Do we need a cow tax?

    Forget idling cars and fossil fuels.  Accordingly to Dina Cappiello in an associated press article on June 21, 2009, what comes out of the front end of America’s 170 million cattle, sheep, and pigs produces about a quarter of the methane released each year in the United States, making it the largest source of greenhouse gas in the country. But the very effective farm lobby in the U.S. has ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • B.C. business leaders call for a stronger carbon tax

    A diverse group of businesses from across British Columbia are urging Premier Christy Clark to commit to unfreezing and strengthening the province’s widely lauded carbon tax. More than 130 businesses — including MEC, Modo, NEI Investments, False Creek Collision and SFU Community Trust — are together ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • B.C. mayors call for stronger carbon tax

    A group of mayors representing a cross-section of the province’s large and small communities have laid out a clear vision for climate leadership in British Columbia. The B.C. Mayors Climate Leadership Council is calling on the B.C. government to commit to increasing the carbon tax up to $15 per tonne annually, more funding for public transit in urban and rural areas, new policies to spur ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • British Columbians support the carbon tax: poll

    British Columbians support carbon taxes and are confident that taking action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution will help grow, or have little or no impact on, the provincial economy according to a new poll released today by the Pembina Institute. According to the poll, the majority of British Columbians (69%) are worried about climate change and most (70%) want the province to continue showing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australian PM changes carbon tax ahead of election

    Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Tuesday a deeply unpopular carbon tax will be replaced by a less-severe emissions trading scheme a year ahead of schedule, in a bid to lower power bills for households as a tight national election looms. The carbon tax on Australia's worst industrial polluters, including its coal-reliant power ...


    By Associated Press

  • Border carbon tax could cut emissions

    The US, China and the European Union (EU) should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister. It would mean that if China, for example, includes rice in its emissions trading scheme, any rice it then imports − and which had not been subject to an emissions tax in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Strong majority favours BC`s carbon tax

    British Columbia's carbon tax has broad-based support from businesses, non-governmental organizations, academics and community leaders, and most think the policy has been positive for the province. A new study released by the Pembina Institute assesses the overall consequences of the carbon tax based on input from BC's economic and social ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BC’s carbon tax - no reward without risk

    In under a month, BC’s carbon tax will come into force. Many argue it will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; others believe it is the most comprehensive carbon tax regime ever introduced that may set a precedent for other carbon taxes elsewhere. Either way the tax is a gamble for the BC government; but without taking such risks, there can be no reward. Quebec is the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Americans support a revenue-neutral carbon tax

    The following are the results of the first report from a national survey of the American public completed in November 2011 by the Yale Project on Climate Change. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australian PM Introduces Bill To Repeal Carbon Tax

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay. The opposition center-left Labor Party and minor Greens party used their Senate majority in March to block the bills that would remove the 24.15 Australian ...


    By Associated Press

  • British Columbia’s Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax: A Review

    In 2008, British Columbia implemented the first comprehensive and substantial carbon tax in North America. By 2012, the tax had reached a level of C$30/t CO2, and covered approximately three-quarters of all greenhouse gas emissions in the province. This paper reviews existing evidence on the effect of the tax on greenhouse emissions, the economy, and income distribution as well as provides new ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mexico puts carbon tax proposal to Parliament

    Mexico’s Parliament on Wednesday began discussions on a fiscal reform proposed by President Enrique Pena Nieto that would impose a tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuel use. The proposed policy would put a levy of 70.68 pesos ($5.41) per tonne of carbon dioxide from petrol, natural gas, propane, butane, aviation fuel, diesel, heating oil, coke and coal, the level of the tax calculated ...

  • Swiss minister proposes post-2012 carbon tax

    Swiss environment minister Moritz Leuenberger has proposed an extension of national carbon taxes to achieve an annual 1.5 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2012. Switerland could also consider becoming climate neutral by paying to offset remaining emissions, he said. In a statement last week Mr Leuenberger said he would push for a tax of SFr210 (€129) - the maximum allowed ...

  • Chile to launch new carbon tax to cut emissions

    The initiative forms part of wider tax reform and is due to be detailed on Tuesday. The new measure will include incentives for thermoelectric power plants to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, the main gas blamed for causing climate change. Chile is the world No.1 copper producer and the majority of mines are powered by coal-fired thermoelectric plants, which have received heavy criticism ...


    By Climate Action

  • Frost & Sullivan: Australia Commits to Reducing Carbon Emission with Carbon Tax Implementation

    Australia has made a move toward its commitment to reducing carbon emission with the implementation of carbon tax from July 2012 onward. Now, companies with high emissions – over 25,000 tonnes annually – are liable to pay the carbon tax. While this poses strong challenges for industrial companies, it will drive demand for energy-efficiency solutions and renewable energy power ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • France joins calls for introduction of border tax on carbon imports

    France is persevering with its efforts to introduce, at EU level, a carbon border tax on imports into the European Union, in particular from countries such as China and India. On April 15 2010 French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sent a joint letter to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso asserting that the commission should include ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BluForest Inc.: Obama Vetoes E.U. Levied Carbon Tax on US Airlines

    BluForest Inc. (OTCBB: BLUF) (OTCQB: BLUF) ("BluForest" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the field of Carbon Trading and Renewable Energy notes that President Obama is still committed to reducing carbon energy in light of his signing a recent bipartisan bill vetoing a European Union carbon tax levied on US Airlines flying to Europe. Charles Miller, Chief Executive Officer and Director ...


    By Marketwire

  • Research and Markets: Australian Carbon Price - Fighting Climate Change by Taxing Emissions

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/htz5dg/australian_carbon) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Australian Carbon Price - Fighting Climate Change by Taxing Emissions" to their offering. Australia has introduced the Carbon Price' tax in an effort ...


  • British Columbia`s Carbon Tax - an environmental and economic success story

    British Columbia's pioneering carbon tax has been remarkably effective in reducing fuel use, with no apparent adverse impact on the province's economy. This conclusion comes from a new study by Sustainable Prosperity soon to be published in the upcoming issue of Canadian Public Policy. The study's key findings suggest that: Since the carbon tax took effect (July 1, 2008), BC's fuel ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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