Carbon tax

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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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Why has the ‘$100 roast’ come up again in Australia’s climate policy debate?
A classic line from the feverish depths of inane climate exchanges seems to have resurfaced. Adam Morton explains it to Naaman Zhou … quickly

Adam Morton and Naaman Zhou

24, Jun, 2021 @6:07 AM

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Pressure on UK as Germany backs ending free carbon permits for airlines
Boris Johnson has pledged to give details of how UK will meet its climate targets before Cop26

Phillip Inman and agencies

06, Jun, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Private finance won’t decarbonise our economies – but the ‘big green state’ can | Daniela Gabor
While the private sector wants to keep control of the green transition, what’s needed is massive public investment, says economics professor Daniela Gabor

Daniela Gabor

04, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Big oil companies are driven by profit – they won't turn green by themselves | Brett Christophers
Renewables are getting cheaper, but fossil fuels are still more lucrative. To reach net zero, we’ll need radical intervention, says Brett Christophers of Uppsala University

Brett Christophers

25, May, 2021 @12:04 PM

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The barriers to a carbon fee and dividend policy | Letters
Letters: We are working hard to change the government’s mind on carbon fee and dividend, writes Catherine Dawson. The climate crisis cannot be solved within a continuing market economy, says Frank Jackson


06, Jan, 2021 @5:34 PM

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There’s a simple way to green the economy – and it involves cash prizes for all | Henry D Jacoby
The ‘carbon dividend’ is so elegant that it seems too good to be true, says Henry D Jacoby, of MIT’s joint program on the science and policy of global change

Henry D Jacoby

05, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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