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Alberta's CAD20 (USD14.90) per tonne carbon levy entered into force on January 1, 2017 and will be charged on all fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted. Read Full Story
A group of Canadian business leaders has signed an open letter welcoming the Government's plan to introduce a floor price on carbon pollution. Read Full Story
With its carbon tax rate frozen since 2012, British Columbia's carbon pollution has risen and the province now lags behind the rest of Canada, according to research by the Pembina Institute. Read Full Story
Policy Exchange, a think tank, has recommended that the UK increase the first year Vehicle Excise Duty for new diesel cars, to discourage their purchase. Read Full Story
Switzerland and the European Union have concluded negotiations on the proposed linking of their emissions trading schemes. Read Full Story
Romania's Environment Minister, Gratiela Gavrilescu, has announced a new landfill tax, which will be introduced from January 1, 2016. Read Full Story
The German Aviation Association has said that it will continue to seek the removal of the tax on airline tickets, despite the country's Constitutional Court ruling recently in favor of the levy. Read Full Story
Hungary's Minister for National Economy, Mihály Varga, has announced that the Government is considering the introduction of a zero rate of value-added tax for hybrid and electric vehicles. Read Full Story
The World Bank has recommended that Indonesian authorities re-engineer tax policies to encourage the sustainable use of the nation's natural resources. Read Full Story
The European Commission has confirmed that it is to deploy tax revenues collected under its Emissions Trading System to a total of 19 projects to support the EU's environmental goals, in fulfillment of its pledge to ensure that the EU-wide tax is entirely devoted to achieving the EU's environmental goals. Read Full Story
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