carbon tax


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carbon tax

a tax on the emissions caused by the burning of coal, gas, and oil, aimed at reducing the production of greenhouse gases
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The Carbon Tax was designed to be revenue neutral with revenue generated by the tax dedicated to funding income tax reductions and credits for low income individuals and reducing the provincial corporate income tax rate for all businesses (regardless of the taxpayer's fossil fuel use).
In addition to an increasing tariff, South Africa is looking to introduce a carbon tax next year to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, potentially adding to the pressures on large industry.
He revealed: "My fear is they will increase costs by increasing carbon tax.
Succeed and the way becomes open for a global carbon tax that can get the job done
A carbon tax is the fairest and most effective way to reduce emissions and transition to the post-fossil fuel era.
The economic logic of a carbon tax is that it internalizes the external cost of greenhouse gas emissions--the incremental damage costs that the release of greenhouse gases imposes on all others now and in the future.
So when Harper says the carbon tax will destroy the economy, he is not aiming at the prefrontal cortex.
Wall and Stelmach stated that environmental policies such as a federal carbon tax or national cap-and-trade emissions program would harm the West's resource-based economies, which are creating jobs and wealth for the entire country.
For something shorter than a book length PDF, try Gar Lipow, Carbon Trading: A Carbon Tax, Blindfolded and Handcuffed, with Its Shoelaces Tied Together, GristMill, Dec 2, 2006, Grist Magazine, Dec 2, 2006, http://gristmill.
Field and other executives in the automotive industry are pushing for a carbon tax at fuel pumps in an effort to coax buyers into more fuel-efficient vehicles.
The government will consider introducing a carbon tax as a part of efforts to achieve a goal to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions as required by the Kyoto Protocol on curbing global warming, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
says the so-called carbon tax is effective in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which are primarily responsible for global warming.