Blog Posts - Carbon Tax

“The color of sleaze is no longer black, rather it is green.”

German magazine, Der Spiegel, has turned a spotlight onto Germany’s “Green Sleaze”, the Wind Industry’s corruption of the environmental movement and local politicians: “Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolif...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Apr 10, 2016

British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Has Been So Successful That Businesses Want To Increase It

A carbon tax may be a controversial topic in the United States, but in one Canadian province, this eight-year-old policy has been such a success that on Wednesday more than 100 businesses said they support a tax increase.
by TaxWorldWeb on Mar 31, 2016

A “Carbon Tax” Is A Utopian Fix That Can’t Survive Contact With Political Reality

Paul Krugman, writing in the New York Times, suggests that Americans should pick a president who favors a carbon tax. But not even Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have proposed a carbon tax as part of their tax plans. All can...
by TaxWorldWeb on Mar 29, 2016

Epilogue to 2019

As the PM and Premier of Ontario agitate for a Carbon TAX, guess which country doesn’t have one? Hint, [Wente, Globe&Mail] USA. Guess which one will probably not have such a tax for a very long time if ever? Hint: see … Continue read...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Mar 16, 2016

Climate change.

Have a good look at the  look at the image below. This is a map of North America as we believe it looked around 12,000 years ago. Notice glaciers covered nearly ALL of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. 100% of Canada, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisco...
by Take the red pill! on Mar 14, 2016

A Carbon Tax on Meat?

A tax on carbon-intensive ground beef could make you think twice about eating a burger for dinner. But is it enough to make you eat a salad instead?
by TaxWorldWeb on Feb 4, 2016

South African Carbon Tax Could Spur GDP Growth, Study Shows

South Africa’s proposed carbon tax will boost growth in the economy provided the revenue is reinvested in green-energy projects, according to Folsom, California-based Applied Development Research Solutions.
by TaxWorldWeb on Nov 24, 2015

Poll finds 60% believe carbon tax had little or no effect on electricity bills

More than 60% of voters think the former Labor government’s carbon price had no effect, or only a small effect, on electricity bills – as the Abbott government tries to rerun its cost of living argument against Labor’s pledge to re-introduce an...
by TaxWorldWeb on Jul 28, 2015

Carbon tax repeal sparks jump in Australia’s electricity emissions

Electricity emissions have jumped since the repeal of the carbon tax, the Climate Council says.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jul 5, 2015

Namibia: Carbon Tax to Be Lower Than in SA

The proposed carbon tax, which will be presented to Cabinet in two weeks’ time, will be lower than that proposed in neigbouring South Africa.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jun 23, 2015

South Africa Needs Choice Before Carbon Tax, City Official Says

South Africa isn’t ready for the start of a carbon tax because there are insufficient alternatives to fossil-fuel energy, according to an official at the City of Tshwane, an area that includes the capital, Pretoria.
by TaxWorldWeb on Apr 29, 2015

Scrap fossil fuel subsidies now and bring in carbon tax, says World Bank chief

Poor countries are feeling “the boot of climate change on their neck”, the president of the World Bank has said, as he called for a carbon tax and the immediate scrapping of subsidies for fossil fuels to hold back global warming.
by TaxWorldWeb on Apr 13, 2015

Group Gathers Signature For Carbon Tax Initiative

A group called Carbon Washington says it is gathering signatures for an initiative to tax carbon pollution.
by TaxWorldWeb on Apr 6, 2015

Tests Show South Africa Is Ready For Carbon Tax

Climate-change advisory firm Prometheum Carbon has completed a program to demonstrate the readiness of the existing South African market infrastructure for the carbon offset trading that will form part of the carbon tax system being introduced from 2...
by TaxWorldWeb on Feb 7, 2015

Fall in greenhouse emissions due to economy not carbon tax, Coalition says

A drop in greenhouse gas emissions in the year to June was due to faltering economic growth rather than the now-defunct carbon pricing system, according to federal finance minister Mathias Cormann.
by TaxWorldWeb on Dec 28, 2014

Inflation expected to fall on carbon tax removal

The annual rate of inflation is expected to have fallen sharply in official figures to be released today, because of the repeal of the carbon tax.
by TaxWorldWeb on Oct 21, 2014

Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon

President Michelle Bachelet of Chile enacted new environmental tax legislation on Friday making the country the first in South America to tax carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
by TaxWorldWeb on Sep 27, 2014

Carbon Tax Repeal Boosts Australian Pollution

Carbon emissions and electricity demand in Australia have risen in the two months since the government repealed a tax on emissions, bucking a nearly six-year long trend of decline, an energy consultancy said on Thursday. Consultancy Pitt & Sherr...
by TaxWorldWeb on Sep 5, 2014

Ag not affected by carbon tax – study

A new study in Canada has shown that including agriculture in its carbon tax system did not have any impact on agriculture, despite claims to the contrary from farmers.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jul 30, 2014

Poll: 60% back carbon tax if used for renewables

Most Americans oppose a carbon tax, considered by many economists a cost-effective way to fight climate change, but they are willing to support it if the money is returned to them or used to fund renewable energy, a poll Monday finds.
by TaxWorldWeb on Jul 21, 2014

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