Tag Archive for 'carbon tax'

OECD report finds carbon taxes and emission trading least costly option to reduce CO2 emissions

November 9th, 2013 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to a new OECD study, carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change. Effective Carbon Prices shows that taxes and trading systems are preferable to other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, subsidies and other […]

A carbon price necessary with other actions to meet emission targets

February 7th, 2013 by Mark Golden

To fight climate change, corporations and consumers should have to pay for emitting greenhouse gases, speakers at a recent Stanford University energy conference agreed, but other government actions are still needed. Several countries, as well as the state of California, have instituted a price on carbon, either by taxing greenhouse gas emissions directly or by […]

The case for a carbon tax – getting past our hang-ups to effective climate policy by law professor Shi-Ling Hsu

September 30th, 2011 by Island Press

In this hyper-partisan era, you wouldn’t expect liberals and conservatives to agree about much of anything—certainly not taxes, definitely not taxes to stop climate change. But according to legal expert Shi-Ling Hsu, this controversial idea actually has surprising support on both sides of the aisle. Both New Times columnist Paul Krugman and über-libertarian Grover Norquist […]

Carbon taxes are the answer to the stalled climate negotiations

January 7th, 2011 by SAGE Publications

For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, the Summit concluded without a binding agreement because of deep divisions on the distribution of emissions reductions and costs. In addition, the United States failed […]

Channel 4 News Reports on the Green Fiscal Commission paper on proposals to tackle climate change

October 26th, 2009 by Channel 4 News

The UK’s Green Fiscal Commission has issued a report “Doing What it Takes to Redue Carbon Emissions: The Case for Green Fiscal Reform” on using fiscal policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The tax policy would be revenue neutral by taxing fossil fuel energy usage and using the revenue to subsidise energy efficiency measures and […]