Carbon tax

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Anthony Albanese’s latest plan to subsidise foreign coal and gas companies is just absurd | Richard Dennis
Fossil fuel subsidies are a stupid idea. We aren’t so much decarbonising our economy as turbocharging its carbon intensity

Richard Denniss

13, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Big polluters given almost €100bn in free carbon permits by EU
Free allowances ‘in direct contradiction with the polluter pays principle’, WWF report says

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Enormous emissions gap between top 1% and poorest, study highlights
‘Polluting elite’ responsible for same amount of carbon dioxide in a year as poorest 10% are in more than two decades, data shows

Fiona Harvey

01, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Albanese meets Solomons PM – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Natasha May

06, Oct, 2022 @8:09 AM

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Australia’s carbon credit scheme could take years to recover from price plunge, analysts say
Report finds intervention by energy minister Angus Taylor led to ‘mountain of oversupply’ and many projects will now be paused

Anne Davies, Ben Butler and Peter Hannam

24, Mar, 2022 @1:48 AM

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EU carbon permit prices crash after Russian invasion of Ukraine
Slump effectively lowers cost of emitting carbon for the most polluting companies

Tom Ambrose

02, Mar, 2022 @5:01 PM

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What is the ‘safeguard mechanism’ and how is it supposed to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions?
Intended as a pollution cutting ‘stick’, government is now ‘trying to paint it orange and pretend it’s a carrot’, says one expert

Peter Hannam

17, Nov, 2021 @4:39 AM

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The shipping industry faces a climate crisis reckoning – will it decarbonize?
World’s largest shipping company Maersk plans to power new container ships on carbon-neutral methanol but very little of it is produced today

Maddie Stone

12, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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We need radical policies to reach net zero. Here's a fairer way to do them | Polly Toynbee
A personal carbon allowance was first proposed a decade ago – but leaders haven’t been brave enough to take up this idea, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Overwhelming’ backing for strong climate action, UK study shows
Biggest ever analysis shows public backs carbon tax on industry, flight levies and grants for heat pumps

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Oct, 2021 @5:38 AM

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Tory MPs back Sunak after prime minister’s threat to sack him
Chancellor popular with fiscally conservative wing of party amid tensions over idea of carbon tax

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

09, Aug, 2021 @7:17 PM

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Offsets being used in Colombia to dodge carbon taxes – report
Fossil fuel levy can be avoided by buying carbon offsets that may have no benefit for climate

Patrick Greenfield

30, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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