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  • Using Taxes as a Green Policy Tool

    Six countries - the US, Japan, UK, France, South Korea and China have been named by KPMG International as the most active in using tax as a tool to drive sustainable corporate behavior and achieve green policy goals. The finding is contained in the first KPMG Green Tax Index, launched today ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green taxes can boost the economy

    Green taxes could boost economic growth and reduce the ‘cash-in-hand’ untaxed shadow economy, according to new research. The study modelled green taxes’ effects on Spain’s economy and suggests the revenue from these taxes would increase economic activity and employment if it was used to reduce income tax. Environmental taxes, such as carbon taxes on fossil fuels or waste ...

  • Using Taxes as a Green Policy Tool

    Six countries - the US, Japan, UK, France, South Korea and China have been named by KPMG International as the most active in using tax as a tool to drive sustainable corporate behavior and achieve green policy goals. The finding is contained in the first KPMG Green Tax Index, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fuel tax increase is right, but green alternatives to driving needed

    Commenting on this week's 2p rise in fuel duty, Friends of the Earth's transport campaigner David Powell said: 'Increasing fuel tax is the right thing to do - road transport accounts for a quarter of the UK's carbon emissions, but in the last decade the overall cost of driving in real terms has fallen. 'But the Government must explain why this increase is needed, so that people understand how ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • Chile debates green tax that can make CSP more competitive

    Within the tax reform that is currently under debate in Chile´s parliament, there is a plan to tax the CO2 emissions from thermoelectric plants over 50 MWt. The idea is to charge US$ 5 per tonne of CO2 discharged. According to Felipe Cerón, General Manager at AES Gener, the “green tax” will turn thermoelectric plants less competitive by raising their energy prices. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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    Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluterson Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison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

  • The life and death of Dutch groundwater tax

    We examine the Dutch national groundwater tax (GWT) – a ‘win–win, green’ tax that promised to reduce distortions by simultaneously reducing the income tax burden and improving environmental outcomes. We find no evidence of these impacts. Instead, we see that the GWT increased distortions by taxing a narrow base (a few drinking-water companies reliant on raw groundwater) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • B.C. to increase cleanTech venture capital tax breaks

    The annual tax credits available to investors in early-stage clean technology companies operating in B.C. will increase from $5 million to $7.5 million under the provincial government’s Venture Capital Programs, established to raise investment for small businesses developing new clean technologies. "Innovative clean technology reducing GHG emissions will play a key role in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental damage and energy tax reform: the Dutch challenge

    The ‘green result’ of the Dutch energy tax system could be significantly improved by better aligning the tax structure with overall environmental damage costs.  For some energy products, such as natural gas and electricity for households, tax rates in the Netherlands are higher than the cost of the environmental damage they cause (the so called Pigovian rate). Conversely, tax ...

  • Landfill tax rise will stay at £8 per year

    Chancellor  Alistair Darling has announced that there will be a continued increase in the standard rate of landfill tax by £8 per tonne on 1 April each year until  2013 in this year’s Budget. This will mean that landfill tax will be £56 in 2011, £64 in 2012 and £72 by April 2013. The Government aims to reduce the UK’s dependence on landfill by encouraging further investment into ...

  • Sun is setting on critical renewable energy tax credits

    A thriving renewable energy industry is a critical solution to problems such as high energy prices and climate change. But unless Congress extends the renewable tax credits soon, the industry’s steady growth could stall. For the past year, lawmakers have vigorously debated three inter-connected issues: energy costs, the economy, and climate change. Green power is part of the solution for all ...

  • 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

  • Clarity needed on long term landfill tax levels

    The Government has failed to give clarity on long term landfill tax levels leaving industry experts disappointed”. Financial advisory firm Catalyst Corporate Finance research director Mark Wilson told MRW: “I think that the extension on the landfill tax escalator is a welcome confirmation, although I am not clear why they can’t just extend it to 2020 after all that is ...

  • Recycling firm calls for landfill tax increase in Ireland

    An Irish-based recycling firm has called for the cost of sending rubbish to landfill to be trebled to €60 per tonne. Greyhound Recycling says the landfill levy must be increased from €20 to encourage recycling and create jobs. Marketing and communications manager Ronan Gallagher told MRW that historically landfill tax in the Ireland had been low but now circumstances has changed:"The real issue ...

  • Landfill tax escalator extended until 2014 - UPDATE

    Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced that the landfill tax escalator will be extended for another year until 2014 and will continue to increase by £8 per tonne in this year’s Budget. This will mean that landfill tax will be £56 in 2011, £64 in 2012, £72 in 2013, and £80 in 2014. The Government aims to reduce the UK’s dependence on landfill ...

  • The Local Government Agency urges that landfill tax be frozen

    According to the Local Government Association (LGA) local taxpayers should not be punished with a rise in landfill tax, instead the money should be re-invested in aid of boosting recycling. The LG has written to chancellor, George Osborne to set out reasons as to why an increase in landfill tax should be avoided. The present tax levied on waste disposal stands at £72 per tonne, and this ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Business Leaders: tax compromise has some great aspects, but expiration of tax break for very rich will not hurt small business

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) today said the agreement on the tax reduction reached between the Obama Administration and the Republican leadership "has some great aspects" but at the time the organization cast doubt on claims that letting the tax relief expire will hurt small businesses and job creation. (EDITORS NOTE: To speak to any of the individuals quoted, please contact ...

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