Air & Climate Newsletter
January 12, 2012

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Reports: China to tax carbon emissions by 2015
China looks set to impose a direct tax on its largest greenhouse gas emitters by 2015, according to reports in state media. Proposals for an environmental tax are being reviewed by the Ministry of Finance and are expected to come into force before the end of the 2011-2015 five-year plan, the state news agency Xinhua reported today, citing government sources. The plans include levying a tax of 10 yuan (£1) per tonne of carbon dioxide on the largest consumers of coal, crude oil and natural gas, a rate that would gradually increase depending on the companies` emission levels.However, there ...
Cheap polymer promises to revolutionise carbon capture and storage
Scientists in the US claim to have found a cheaper and easier way to remove carbon dioxide from industrial smokestacks, cars and domestic heaters, which account for around half of total manmade CO2 emissions. A paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society last week claims to show the highest carbon dioxide removal rates ever reported for the type of humid air that can pose difficulties for other CCS technologies. Researchers claim that using solid materials based on polyethylenimine, ...
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