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Dutch carbon price floor to begin at €18/tonne in 2020 -media

Published 20:30 on October 17, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:30 on October 17, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The incoming Dutch coalition government will set the country’s new carbon floor price at €18/tonne in 2020, media reported on Tuesday.

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Canadian govt’s CO2 pricing plan is constitutionally sound, says Manitoba-commissioned legal expert

Published 23:32 on October 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:33 on October 11, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian government has the constitutional authority to impose its carbon pricing plan on provinces and territories, a legal expert commissioned by Manitoba has found, adding that the Supreme Court would likely dismiss any legal challenge.

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Manitoba carbon pricing plan near ready as it awaits legal opinion over Canadian federal rules

Published 23:01 on September 29, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:39 on September 30, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Manitoba could soon unveil its carbon pricing plan as it awaits a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the federal government’s Pan-Canadian carbon pricing framework.

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France bumps up domestic carbon tax trajectory

Published 15:17 on September 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:17 on September 27, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

France has bumped up its domestic carbon tax trajectory, which will see the levy nearly double between 2018 and 2022.

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France’s Macron calls for EU-wide ‘just and significant’ carbon price, border tax

Published 16:32 on September 26, 2017  /  Last updated at 19:38 on September 26, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said the EU needs a ‘just and significant’ bloc-wide minimum CO2 price because existing rates are too low to facilitate the shift to a low-carbon economy, adding that the EU should also impose a border carbon tax to protect industry.

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US Republican senator breaks rank to back carbon price, work on bipartisan bill

Published 08:53 on September 20, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:53 on September 20, 2017  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A prominent US Republican senator has backed putting a price on carbon to help bring down US greenhouse gas emissions and said he is working on a bill with the Democrats, breaking with his own party’s establishment.

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No benefit in ditching NZ ETS for carbon tax, MPs told

Published 10:40 on September 19, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:40 on September 19, 2017  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Scrapping the New Zealand emissions trading scheme in favour of a carbon tax would still leave the nation’s GHG reduction achievements dependant on political will, while possibly delaying those cuts and damaging government credibility, a group of MPs have been told.

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France to raise domestic carbon tax by 46% next year

Published 16:13 on September 18, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:13 on September 18, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

France will raise its domestic carbon tax by 46% in 2018, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced, as he set out more measures under the country’s new five-year climate plan.

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ENERGY AND MINES: How is carbon shaping energy for mines?

Published 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:23 on September 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, Conversations, EMEA, International, US, Views  /  No Comments

With insights from mining leaders at Fortescue Metals Group, Gold Fields, Teck Resources, and Avalon Advanced Materials, this article looks at how carbon is driving new energy choices for the global mining sector.

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Italian lawmakers urge EU to introduce carbon border adjustment to protect industry

Published 16:30 on September 4, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:19 on September 4, 2017  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Italian lawmakers have called on the government to press the EU to introduce a carbon border adjustment to supplement the bloc’s ETS and help level the international playing field for industry.

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