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Record batch of Colombian CERs cancelled by emitters against country’s carbon tax

Published 23:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A record batch of Colombian CERs were voluntarily cancelled this week for use by local emitters against the country’s carbon tax.

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Philippines government looking into introducing a carbon tax

Published 16:07 on July 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:00 on July 20, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Other APAC  /  No Comments

The Philippines government is looking at whether to introduce a carbon tax in the country, holding an “exploratory” workshop on the subject this week.

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Ontario to join Saskatchewan in lawsuit against Canadian federal carbon price

Published 23:59 on July 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:03 on July 20, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Thursday that his province will join Saskatchewan’s lawsuit to stop the implementation of the Canadian federal government’s ‘backstop’ carbon pricing scheme, setting up a showdown with Ottawa over the legality of its national climate plan.

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New York power sector CO2 price would not apply until Q2 2021 -grid operator

Published 16:51 on July 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:14 on July 18, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  2 Comments

A successful effort to introduce a carbon charge in New York’s wholesale electricity markets separate to RGGI would take nearly three years to take effect, according to the state’s grid operator NYISO.

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S&P Dow Jones launches equity indexes that weigh future carbon price risks

Published 20:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:04 on July 17, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Share index compiler S&P Dow Jones has launched a series of equity market indexes to measure the performance of companies against their valuation at risk from predicted 2030 carbon prices.

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Republican lawmaker’s US carbon fee plan set to clash with party’s anti-tax push

Published 19:51 on July 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:09 on July 17, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Debates over a nationwide US carbon tax are heating up this week as a Republican lawmaker’s proposal to phase out environmental regulations in favour of a CO2 fee circulated on Tuesday, while other GOP lawmakers moved closer to voting on a symbolic anti-carbon tax resolution.

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Experts suggest carbon border measures against US as EU, China move closer on climate

Published 22:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:49 on July 16, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, US  /  No Comments

The rest of the world should retaliate against the US’ escalating trade tariffs with carbon border adjustments rather than tit-for-tat countermeasures, according to researchers.

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Massachusetts House passes clean energy bill with lower RPS, no carbon pricing

Published 18:47 on July 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:22 on July 13, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a weaker Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) increase on Thursday than a previous version approved by the Senate in June, while the upper chamber’s omnibus clean energy bill with carbon pricing did not come to a vote.

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Canada’s Northwest Territories to implement C$20 carbon tax in July 2019

Published 00:25 on July 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:25 on July 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Northwest Territories (NWT) will begin taxing carbon-based fuels in July 2019 at a rate in line with the federal government’s pan-Canadian framework, it announced Wednesday, with an accompanying rebate system designed to defray the costs for residents of the remote subarctic jurisdiction.

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US carbon tax seen as more effective due to dropping electricity prices -study

Published 18:11 on July 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:11 on July 11, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A nationwide carbon tax on the US electricity sector would yield more emissions reductions and fewer ratepayer impacts than previously thought thanks to falling prices for renewables and natural gas, according to an environmental think-tank.

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