Second, it measures ability-to-pay in terms of windfall profit
, the amount of yearly gain in shareholders' wealth after deducting the return that compensates shareholders' for a normal investment return.
The decision to stop the clock therefore turns revenues raised by airlines to cover the costs of CO2 permits into additional windfall profits
estimated at around 486 million.
It is fundamental that windfall profits
be taxed because the companies' huge earnings are not the result of company management but rather the jump in prices.
Now we see the result of this speculation with BP enjoying huge windfall profits
The Democratic proposal would have imposed a windfall profits
tax of up to 25 percent on "unreasonable" earnings by the nation's five biggest oil companies.
McCain advocates a federal gas tax holiday while Senators Clinton and Obama want to stick it to big oil with a windfall profits
tax, forgetting that this contributed to long gas lines in 1970s.
The Gulf is the source of about one-fifth of the world's oil supplies and Gulf economies have been developing at a galloping pace, fuelled by windfall profits
from soaring oil prices.
UK power companies stand to gain windfall profits
of billions of pounds from Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a new report.
The TUC said official estimates showed that the electricity industry would make windfall profits
of pounds 9 billion over the next few years thanks to a European emissions trading scheme.
The size of the fund will likely reach 30 billion yen with the number of brokerages expected to return the windfall profits
or contribute funds to the account exceeding 50, sources familiar with the matter said.
Bush, whom they accuse of putting into place the politics of short-term greed, like letting fuel prices spiral out of control, which this year gave the big oil companies huge windfall profits
called for a windfall profits
tax on oil companies; the Department of Energy placed a Gas Price Hotline link prominently on its homepage; and Sen.