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Ireland to set out pathway, safeguards for quadrupling of fossil fuel carbon tax

Published 17:31 on March 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:53 on March 29, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

Ireland should quadruple its domestic carbon tax on fossil fuels to €80/tonne by 2030, a cross-party government committee has determined as part of its proposed strategy to help the country hits its climate targets and reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.

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US lawmakers see their renewed cap-and-dividend proposal as compatible with Green New Deal

Published 16:49 on March 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:11 on March 29, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Two US Democratic legislators reintroduced a bill Thursday to implement a national carbon trading programme that they said could gel with progressives’ Green New Deal (GND)-style approach to decarbonising the US economy.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Mar. 22, 2019

Published 22:31 on March 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:24 on March 23, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative action on carbon pricing and clean energy bills at the US state level taken this week, including Colorado legislation to implement formal GHG targets, a court case on Washington state’s blocked Clean Air Rule, and a California bill to pursue aggregated offset project methodologies in the state’s carbon market.

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After bankrolling Washington state carbon tax defeat, oil majors diverge on ETS proposal

Published 22:09 on March 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:16 on March 21, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

BP and Phillips 66 offered competing opinions Thursday on a Washington state bill to implement a WCI-modelled cap-and-trade programme by 2021, months after both companies spent millions to defeat a voter-led $15 carbon tax proposal.

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US congressman outlines climate policy framework for future legislation

Published 15:15 on March 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:15 on March 21, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

US Representative Paul Tonko (D) unveiled a set of nine principles for climate action on Thursday, aiming to shore up lawmaker and stakeholder support in pursuit of a comprehensive national plan.

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Alberta carbon tax fate hanging in the balance as election called for Apr. 16

Published 20:42 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:15 on March 19, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced on Tuesday that voters will head to the polls next month for the provincial election that could have major ramifications for the future of the Canadian jurisdiction’s carbon levy and pricing system for large emitters.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Mar. 15, 2019

Published 22:25 on March 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:31 on March 15, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative action on carbon pricing and clean energy bills at the US state level taken this week, including the passage of a 100% clean electricity bill in New Mexico, calls for higher GHG targets in Maine, and a carbon sequestration financial package in Washington state.

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Implementation of Ontario emissions performance standard still mired in uncertainty

Published 21:57 on March 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:19 on March 25, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Concerns that Ontario’s proposed emissions reduction system for large emitters could be weaker than Ottawa’s ‘backstop’ programme may not matter if the provincial government won’t commit to the policy in the long-term amid legal and political uncertainty, stakeholders said at a webinar on Friday.

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Netherlands government buckles on CO2 tax as advisors flag climate plan shortfall

Published 20:24 on March 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:34 on March 13, 2019  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

The Dutch government has vowed to introduce a carbon tax for companies, caving to pressure to force more climate costs onto business after advisers said its draft plan for meeting 2030 emission targets will fall short.

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Washington state legislature sends LCFS bill on to Senate

Published 19:40 on March 13, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:37 on March 13, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington state representatives have approved a bill to implement a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), moving the proposal to the Senate where it faces a more uncertain future.

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