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New York carbon pricing bill fails to receive Senate vote for third straight year

Published 18:18 on June 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:31 on June 22, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

An extensive climate justice bill that would have implemented a “market-based compliance mechanism” in New York along with a suite of other GHG targets and environmental justice provisions did not advance to a vote for the third year running as the state Senate wrapped up this week.

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After latest US carbon tax push, think-tank floats hydrid CO2 tax idea

Published 21:42 on June 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:46 on June 21, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Carbon taxes can be designed with more assurances that they will cut emissions, US think-tank WRI said in a paper on Thursday, as a new group of former lawmakers launched a new campaign to tax US greenhouse gas output.

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Ontario to withdraw from Canadian climate change plan, says PM Trudeau

Published 12:40 on June 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:13 on June 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ontario has indicated that it will withdraw from Canada’s national climate change plan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, meaning the province will likely forgo hundreds of millions in federal low-carbon funding.

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Massachusetts Senate passes extensive carbon pricing, clean energy bill

Published 23:36 on June 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:01 on June 18, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved an omnibus clean energy bill on Thursday night that provides for the creation of a market-based mechanism for economy-wide carbon pricing and several other renewable energy goals.

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Political differences hindering introduction of Washington DC carbon tax

Published 22:21 on June 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:21 on June 7, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Two contrasting carbon fee proposals between Washington DC lawmakers and environmental coalitions have highlighted the political differences between the groups while delaying the formal introduction of a bill, according to campaigners speaking at a panel on Thursday.

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DC carbon tax proposal delayed as advocates, government differ on policy

Published 18:30 on June 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:30 on June 5, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Washington DC lawmakers and an environmental coalition have delayed their plans to introduce a carbon fee bill, with price level and sectoral coverage cited as two key areas of dispute.

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ANALYSIS: After multiple defeats, what next for US state-level carbon pricing initiatives?

Published 16:09 on June 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:09 on June 4, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

An absence of US federal climate action under President Trump has prompted some states to take matters into their own hands, but after almost a dozen failed attempts so far this year, retrospective lawmakers are regrouping and considering more pragmatic approaches to get their carbon pricing bills over the finish line.

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Number of CERs used against Colombian carbon tax nears 1.5 million

Published 15:13 on May 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:13 on May 31, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The number of Colombian CERs being cancelled against the country’s carbon tax by big emitters is approaching 1.5 million after another batch was annulled last week.

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Canada’s Nunavut could cut emissions by 4.5% with federal carbon price -report

Published 19:51 on May 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:21 on May 30, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian territory of Nunavut stands to cut GHG emissions by up to 4.5% through the federal government’s ‘backstop’ carbon pricing scheme, according to a government study released last week.

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RETRACTED – South African cabinet approves carbon tax proposal, bringing long-delayed bill a step closer to passage

Published 21:25 on May 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:13 on May 30, 2018  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA  /  No Comments

This story has been retracted. South Africa’s cabinet approved a separate bill – the National Climate Change Bill – for publication and public comment. The government said this bill includes new measures to cut the country’s GHGs, including provisions for mitigation and adaptation measures, as well as instruments such as carbon budgets. While the details of the bill are vague as it is not yet available online, it does not specifically address South Africa’s proposed carbon tax, which remains under review.

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