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Canadian Business Leaders Support Carbon Tax Plans

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, October 7, 2016

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


British Columbia 'Falling Behind' On Climate Change

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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


UK Think Tank Recommends Higher Tax For Diesel Cars

by Robert Lee,, London

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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


EU And Swiss Agree To Link Emissions Trading Schemes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Switzerland and the European Union have concluded negotiations on the proposed linking of their emissions trading schemes. Read Full Story


New Landfill Tax For Romania

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, July 17, 2015

Romania's Environment Minister, Gratiela Gavrilescu, has announced a new landfill tax, which will be introduced from January 1, 2016. Read Full Story


German Air Travel Ticket Tax Fair, Says Court

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, November 7, 2014

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 Planning VAT Break For Eco-Friendly Cars

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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


Indonesia Urged To Rethink Energy Taxes

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, September 8, 2014

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


EU Reinvesting Carbon Tax Revenues To Innovate

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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


OECD Calls For Canada To Consider Carbon Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, June 23, 2014

On June 11, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Secretary General, Angel Gurría, presented the latest economic survey of Canada, which recommends certain tax-based reforms to address the environmental costs of resource extraction and improve fiscal sustainability. Read Full Story



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