carbon tax

A carbon tax is one of many possible policy solutions designed to reduce carbon emissions. It’s a  a Pigovian tax – or tax levied with the intention of reducing use (like a cigarette tax). Carbon is present in every hydrocarbon fuel (coal, petroleum, and natural gas) and is released as carbon dioxide (CO2) when they are burnt, which causes global warming.

Carbon taxes offer a potentially cost-effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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Why We Need A Price on Carbon

Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by…

Entergy: Utilities Should Focus on Climate Change Risk Mitigation

At the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference in DC, Rod West, Executive Vice President at Entergy Corporation urged the 450 attendees to stop focusing…

Bold New Senate Bill Addresses Climate Change

The Climate Protection Act of 2013 proposes a “fee and dividend” structure. The plan would tax carbon-emitting fossil fuels at the sources, but,…
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The Resurrection: The Carbon Tax Returns?

President Obama’s reelection has shifted the Congressional debate to the most immediate issue concerning Congress: “the fiscal cliff.” And, a carbon tax? A…

ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of…

Disney CFO and CSO – Two Titles, One Employee

The CFO is perceived in many companies as a potential source of resistance to CSR programs. There’s one company where this is not…
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Norway Doubles Carbon Tax

Norway not only plans to double its carbon tax (guaranteeing fewer emissions) but intends to use those funds to support emerging market countries…
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Australian Carbon Trading Scheme Commences: All Emissions Are Not Local

Australian carbon trading took another step forward last month when the first carbon credits under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were issued.

The Economic Benefits of Carbon Taxes

Carbon taxes boost the financial bottom line and save the environment. So why doesn't the U.S. institute one?
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Global Carbon Trading Takes a Big Step Forward

It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as…

ExxonMobil’s 2011 Citizenship Report Shows Profit-Above-All Mentality Hasn’t Changed

Exxon's new citizenship report provides a detailed and quite transparent review of the environmental and social impacts of its operations. Unlike other oil…

Microsoft Commits to Carbon Neutrality

Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company’s new fiscal year. Employees within at all…
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Shell Touts Communities, Environment in Recent Sustainability Report

Can an energy company like Shell lead on environmental issues, community building and climate change? Read Shell's 2011 sustainability report and decide for…
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Politicians and Bankers Agree: We Need to Change Climate Change Messaging

The chances to be in a discussion on the impact of the OEDC latest report on Washington and Wall-Street and get out of…

South Africa Set To Introduce a Carbon Tax Next Year

South Africa is poised to introduce a carbon tax next year.