Tag: carbon tax

A Carbon Tax by Any Other Name Would Smell “Tax”

A Carbon Tax by Any Other Name Would Smell “Tax”

November 10, 2017 |

By Richard Gilmore, President/CEO, GIC Group Special to The Digest A carbon tax is a tax on everything except carbon. Arguments in its favor seem to accept that climate change is a real threat to economic growth and that the best remedy to staunch future bleeding is to tax carbon emissions at the wellhead or the coal […]

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Singapore shifts diesel taxes to volumetric as lead in to carbon tax

Singapore shifts diesel taxes to volumetric as lead in to carbon tax

February 20, 2017 |

In Singapore, in an effort to tax carbon emissions, the government has implemented a S$0.10 per liter duty on all diesel, both automotive and industrial, in an effort to promote a switch toward cleaner fuels. The tax on diesel vehicles is currently a lump annual sum but will switch to a volumetric tax in an […]

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The $40 carbon tax is dead as a doornail, and here’s why

The $40 carbon tax is dead as a doornail, and here’s why

February 12, 2017 |

This past week, a group headed by former Secretaries of State George Shultz and Jim Baker proposed dramatically to introduce a $40 per ton carbon tax in order to address the rising threat from global warming. The good news is that the proposal comes at the onset of a Republican Administration and comes from former […]

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Bloomberg View argues for carbon tax whether oil and gas resources are plentiful or fall short

Bloomberg View argues for carbon tax whether oil and gas resources are plentiful or fall short

September 9, 2014 |

In a recent Bloomberg View article, a strong case is made for a carbon tax based on uncertainty about accessible shale oil and gas resources, which is having a chilling effect on the renewable industry. As Bloomberg states, “Investors come across it hard to look ahead to see regardless of whether green energy sources will […]

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“What Is in a Name? For Renewable Biofuels, Quite a Bit.”

“What Is in a Name? For Renewable Biofuels, Quite a Bit.”

June 3, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: JudyWeiss5: @DRTucker pond scum: CO2 eating algae producing biofuels to fight global warming. Good nickname for Markey. Gomez: support CARBON TAX! Sarahlogreener What Is in a Name? For Renewable Biofuels, Quite a Bit: trocaire Across the developing world, food crops are being destroyed to make way for #biofuels. Take action here:

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Australia's carbon tax debuts: Carbon Sunday, or Black Sunday?

Australia's carbon tax debuts: Carbon Sunday, or Black Sunday?

July 11, 2011 |

Aussie government debuts carbon tax scheme and $10Bn cleantech fund; who’s happy, who’s howling? In Australia, the federal government launched plans for a $23 per tonne tax on carbon, which will affect the country’s 500 largest polluters commencing July 1, 2012. “By 2020 our carbon price will take 160 million tonnes of pollution out of […]

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