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South African carbon tax bill heads for parliament vote after committee approval

Published 21:52 on February 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:52 on February 5, 2019  /  Africa, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A South African parliamentary committee on Tuesday approved the country’s carbon tax bill, moving the long-awaited levy a step closer to becoming law.

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New York legislators resubmit climate policy act amid new Democratic control

Published 23:16 on January 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:51 on February 1, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

New York state lawmakers reintroduced an omnibus climate change bill on Thursday that allows for a market-based mechanism to help achieve enhanced GHG reduction targets, with legislators seen facing better odds of passing the proposal in 2019 after Democrats took control the upper chamber this year.

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New Hampshire legislators propose $20 carbon tax bill

Published 16:24 on January 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:15 on January 31, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The New Hampshire legislature is considering a carbon tax proposal that could potentially work around the northeast US state’s refusal to join a emissions trading scheme for the region’s transportation sector.

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Analysts slash 2019 Canadian OBPS credit shortfall forecast

Published 21:24 on January 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:34 on January 29, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

More lenient standards for coal plants and other industries, along with a lower number of overall participants, will see the forecast compliance unit deficit for large Canadian emitters regulated by the federal Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS) nearly halved this year, according to new analysis released Tuesday.

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Hawaii lawmakers float two carbon tax proposals

Published 22:19 on January 28, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:41 on January 28, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Hawaii state legislators put forth two different carbon tax proposals last week, with one seeking to swap out the state’s fuel tax and the other allocating a portion of the revenue to taxpayers.

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Maine legislator proposes state-wide carbon tax without RGGI exemption

Published 23:17 on January 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:27 on January 25, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A Maine state legislator put forth a CO2 tax proposal this week that could stand a better chance of passing this year with Democrats now controlling the executive branch, but the bill would not exempt the cost of RGGI allowances from the fee as other states have proposed.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Which of the Green New Democrats want to price carbon?

Published 20:39 on January 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:07 on January 26, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) proposal for a Green New Deal has support from dozens of legislators, but it’s hardly the only proposal in the works. The number of candidates vying to be president is growing, and while all advocate for climate action, few have said how they will deliver – let alone whether they favour a price on carbon. Here’s Ecosystem Marketplace’s first presidential candidate carbon pricing scorecard.

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COMMENT – Transitioning to the Canadian federal backstop: Industrial perspectives on carbon pricing

Published 13:10 on January 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 14:21 on January 24, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

In the run-up to the Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry conference – April 25-26 at the Hilton Toronto – Canadian Clean Energy conferences is running a series of articles on key topics for industries complying with provincial and federal carbon regulations.

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Former US Fed chiefs, economists endorse conservative carbon tax strategy

Published 16:35 on January 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:02 on January 17, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A group of former heads of the US Federal Reserve, Nobel Prize-winning economists, and past presidential advisors called for a revenue-neutral US carbon tax on Thursday, coming as the appetite for climate action in Washington DC builds in the new Congress.

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A global carbon tax may be more feasible than previously thought -survey

Published 09:13 on January 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 16:44 on January 17, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

The general public in both rich and poor countries shows a consistently high level of support for a carefully designed global carbon tax, a survey found.

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