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Swiss energy-related CO2 emissions continue descent in 2019 despite static transport output

Published 19:08 on July 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 19:09 on July 7, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, Switzerland  /  No Comments

Switzerland’s emissions from transport fuels were little changed for the second straight year in 2019, while CO2 output from heating decreased by 2.5%, according to figures published Tuesday.

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Prince Edward Island climate committee recommends CO2 pricing overhaul  

Published 16:58 on July 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:58 on July 6, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Prince Edward Island (PEI) should implement a more effective carbon pricing system to hit its GHG reduction target than the Canadian province’s current approach, a legislative committee said.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 014: MexiCO2

Published 17:54 on July 3, 2020  /  Last updated at 17:54 on July 3, 2020  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

In the latest edition of our Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Eduardo Piquero, general director of Mexico City-based environmental consultancy MexiCO2, regarding carbon pricing developments at the national and subnational level in Mexico.

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Tamaulipas becomes latest Mexican state to approve a carbon tax

Published 18:00 on July 2, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:54 on July 2, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, Mexico  /  No Comments

The Tamaulipas Congress passed an $11/tonne carbon tax this week that will take effect in 2021, continuing the recent trend of Mexican states installing CO2 levies in response to the federal government’s energy policy.

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US House Democrats back CO2 pricing, national LCFS for 2050 net zero goal

Published 17:58 on June 30, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:07 on July 1, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Democrats on a US House of Representatives climate committee unveiled a sweeping roadmap Tuesday to decarbonise the economy by mid-century, including through carbon pricing and transitioning the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) into a nationwide Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

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MARCU MY WORDS: Carbon leakage and competitiveness – different objectives, different tools

Published 18:10 on June 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:40 on June 29, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

The EU needs to broaden its debate beyond a proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism in order to deal with carbon leakage and competitiveness issues thrown up by its climate ambition running ahead of that pursued by its main trade partners, argue Andrei Marcu, Michael Mehling, Aaron Cosbey of think-tank ERCST.

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Northeast US carbon price must greatly exceed RGGI ECR values to hit emissions targets -report

Published 18:31 on June 25, 2020  /  Last updated at 21:15 on June 25, 2020  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

CO2 prices three-to-seven times higher than RGGI’s Emissions Containment Reserve (ECR) trigger levels are necessary for New England states to meet their long-term economy-wide GHG abatement goals, according to an analysis commissioned by power producers that was published Wednesday.

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German investors yearn for higher carbon price in domestic ETS

Published 21:33 on June 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:35 on July 1, 2020  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German investors want the government to more than double the starting price for the country’s domestic carbon tax for transport and heating, which is due to launch next year.

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Green COVID-19 recoveries must not shy away from stringent CO2 prices -experts

Published 22:49 on June 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:33 on June 22, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central  /  No Comments

Sustainable economic recovery efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic should not only feature CO2 taxes or emissions trading schemes to stimulate a clean and just transition, but also avoid the pitfalls of weak carbon pricing rates that have persisted for years, experts said Monday.

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Market stability mechanisms both a necessity and deterrent to ETS linking -study

Published 22:15 on June 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 01:22 on June 23, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

Mechanisms that help manage unexpected shocks in emissions trading schemes are a necessary consideration when weighing the linking of two carbon markets, however existing ones can also act as a deterrent to connecting systems, according to a study released late Friday.

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