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Global Carbon Taxes: Are We Paying Enough?

December 3rd, 2019 | by Ciara Gillan

Last month, the IMF released its Fiscal Monitor, a biannual report on how to mitigate climate change. The report argued that it is possible to switch from a reliance on fossil fuels to cleaner energy and still sustain vigorous economic growth and generate employment. However, for this to take place, countries needed to distribute the costs and benefits in a manner that supported those that really needed it. 

The Development of Global Carbon Taxes: Monthly Update

October 24th, 2019 | by Ciara Gillan

According to a yearly in-depth report from the World Bank in June 2019, 57 countries have committed to implementing or scheduling carbon pricing initiatives, including a carbon tax. So far, 46 national and 28 subnational jurisdictions have adopted carbon pricing to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and keep in line with their 2030 objectives and the Paris Agreement. And since last year’s report, 11 more countries have committed to scheduling carbon pricing for implementation

Will The Forthcoming New Danish Climate Law Boost A Carbon Tax?

October 18th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

In the beginning of September the newly elected Danish government, comprised of the parties Socialdemokratiet, Radikale, Socialistisk Folkeparti, and Enhedslisten, started its work on a new climate law. Denmark already has a climate law in place from the former Venstre led government, but it was not overly ambitious and not legally binding

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Cummins Talks Tesla, Electric Trucks, The Need For A Carbon Tax

January 5th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The Tesla Semi has captivated scores of corporate customers. Pre-orders for Elon Musk's electric trucks are growing. Competitors, however, aren't so impressed. The Wall Street Journal spoke with a potential adversary in the trucking space, Cummins, for their take on Tesla, electric trucks, and their thoughts on how governments around the world should deal with carbon emissions

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Flaws In The Baker-Schultz Carbon Tax Plan

June 25th, 2018 | by George Harvey

Since it is being backed by oil industry lobbyists, one might ask, could a carbon tax actually be a benefit for the oil industry in some way? It is a question worth asking

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71% Of Saskatchewan Residents Oppose Carbon Tax

July 8th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In not-so-uplifting news, a new study from the Angus Reid Institute has found that 71% of the residents of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan oppose the imposition of a countrywide carbon tax. In other words, only around 29% of people in Saskatchewan support a nationwide carbon tax, according to the study

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Republican Elders Propose New Carbon Tax Initiative

February 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A group of respected Republican leaders has proposed a new carbon tax idea and is headed to Washington to talk up their idea. Chances are their proposal will fall on deaf ears.

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Pricing Carbon Pollution: Carbon Tax 101

October 7th, 2015 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Originally published on Red, Green, and Blue. Most economists agree that putting a price on carbon will allow the market [&hellip

Existing, emerging, and potential carbon pricing plans (World Bank, updated)

Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week

September 1st, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South [&hellip

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Nuclear Plant Builders In UK Want Higher Carbon Tax

March 14th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson

Originally published on RenewEconomy. Australian government members harbouring a not-so-secret fantasy to see nuclear generation in Australia can add another [&hellip

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Why A Carbon Tax Is Necessary

December 21st, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Global Warming Is Real. By Richard Matthews. As 2013 winds down, there are promising signs that we [&hellip

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