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Singapore slashes starting level of carbon tax to S$5/t

Published 09:43 on February 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 10:13 on February 20, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, International, Other APAC  /  No Comments

Singapore will tax CO2 its big emitters S$5/tonne ($3.81/t) from 2019, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Monday, a rate that is significantly lower than previously planned.

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Latest version of proposed Washington state carbon tax lowers price, emphasises rural economy

Published 01:07 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:09 on February 16, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Washington state legislators unveiled an updated carbon tax proposal ahead of a public hearing on Thursday, featuring a reduced price level and giving more attention to funding rural economic development.

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Ontario PC candidates reiterate carbon pricing opposition but lack clear climate policy alternatives

Published 00:33 on February 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:25 on February 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

All four Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidates on Thursday reiterated their pledges to dismantle the province’s cap-and-trade scheme and reject the federal backstop programme, but not one was able to offer any semblance of a coherent climate change policy alternative.

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Carbon Pulse bolsters Americas coverage with three new reporters

Published 12:18 on February 15, 2018  /  Last updated at 12:18 on February 15, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, REDD, South & Central, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired three new reporters to expand news coverage of carbon markets and taxes and climate change policy in North and South America.

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Heineken unveils new emissions reduction goals, internal carbon price

Published 21:31 on February 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:38 on February 12, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced a new emissions reduction strategy that seeks to incorporate more renewable energy sources into its operations while also introducing a pilot internal carbon price.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: US faces real trade isolation if Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement

Published 22:26 on February 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:26 on February 8, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, South & Central, US, Views  /  No Comments

I was in Marrakesh, Morocco, for global climate talks when Donald Trump won the US presidential election, and within hours a consensus emerged: the Paris Agreement was as good a deal for the United States as it was for the rest of the world, and only a fool would “cancel” it, as Donald Trump had promised to do while on the campaign trail.

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UPDATE – Where the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidates stand on carbon pricing

Published 23:30 on February 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:33 on February 8, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A hunt for a new leader for Ontario’s Progressive Conservative (PC) party has shed more uncertainty on a possible shift from the province’s cap-and-trade programme to the federal government’s carbon tax scheme.

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Washington senate committee advances Governor Inslee’s carbon tax bill

Published 15:33 on February 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:39 on February 2, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Washington’s carbon pricing bill came one step closer to becoming law on Thursday after legislators voted to advance the measure out of the Senate’s Energy, Environment & Technology Committee.

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Rhode Island lawmakers float new carbon tax bill, announce US state coalition to advance pricing measures

Published 23:56 on January 31, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:58 on January 31, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Rhode Island lawmakers are having another go at introducing a state-wide carbon tax, they said Wednesday, while announcing the creation of a new multi-state coalition to advance efforts to implement wider-reaching carbon pricing initiatives across the US.

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New Saskatchewan premier vows to carry on carbon tax fight

Published 22:25 on January 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:25 on January 28, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Saskatchewan’s new premier has vowed to continue the province’s fight against the federal government’s pan-Canadian carbon pricing plan.

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