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ANALYSIS: Going it alone? UK emitters brace for EU ETS exit

Published 22:46 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:20 on February 24, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The UK’s hardline approach to leaving the EU has upped the chances that British emitters will also exit the bloc’s carbon market, and the government’s recent track record suggests a move away from emissions trading altogether.

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South Africa prescribes more delays, consultations for long-awaited carbon tax

Published 00:29 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:29 on February 23, 2017  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA  /  No Comments

The introduction of South Africa’s long-awaited carbon tax looks doubtful this year after the government announced via its 2017 budget more delays and consultations for the bill.

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Carbon Pulse expands North American coverage with new hire

Published 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired a North American correspondent to help the news and intelligence provider establish a physical presence on the continent, which is home to a number of upcoming and burgeoning carbon pricing programmes.

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Singapore to implement carbon tax in 2019

Published 09:02 on February 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:17 on February 21, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Singapore will implement a tax of S$10-20 ($7-14) per tonne of CO2 from 2019, with revenue used to fund further emission cuts, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Monday.

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ArcelorMittal boss calls for EU carbon tariffs to protect industry

Published 01:10 on February 13, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:22 on February 13, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Billionaire steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal has joined the chorus calling for the EU to impose carbon border tariffs to protect its industry from foreign competitors that are not subject to similar environmental regulations.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: A price on carbon is neither liberal nor conservative. It’s just practical.

Published 14:52 on February 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:52 on February 11, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

Earlier this week, a group of prominent Republicans called for a nationwide price on carbon to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and slow climate change. It’s a proposal we should all be talking about, but we know Congress won’t – at least not before 2018. Still, the proposal exists, and it may revive the only debate we should be having now: not if we should have a price on carbon, but how to determine it and what to do with the proceeds. Here’s a primer from Ecosystem Marketplace to help you along.

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US Republican elders push for carbon tax

Published 03:42 on February 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:51 on February 8, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A group of former US Republican lawmakers led by ex-cabinet members James Baker and George Shultz is meeting with Trump Administration officials on Wednesday to push a tax-and-dividend scheme on carbon emissions that would also include CO2-based border adjustments on imports from nations without emissions pricing.

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Massachusetts, Rhode Island CO2 pricing bills gaining lawmaker support

Published 17:03 on February 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:03 on February 7, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Carbon pricing bills in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are gaining support in the neighbouring states’ legislatures.

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Election in sight, BC’s NDP proposes carbon tax increase, 2030 emissions target

Published 19:15 on February 3, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:19 on February 3, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

With an election just three months away, British Columbia’s NDP party, the Canadian province’s official opposition, has pledged to slowly increase the provincial carbon tax from 2020 to align with federal requirements and to adopt a new medium-term climate target.

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COMMENT: Why is the EU cement sector resisting a CO2 border measure?

Published 18:28 on January 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 11:14 on February 1, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, Views  /  No Comments

Former cement industry executive Bruno Vanderborght questions why EU cement association Cembureau opposes a border carbon adjustment measure for the sector when it was once promoted the idea.

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