Category Archives: Carbon tax

Can We Afford Carbon Capture?

Ed Milliband announced this week that the Government wants to fund at least two Carbon Capture Storage projects but Centrica has warned that the technology will take at least 15 years to develop before it can be used widely. Robert … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil and Carbon Tax

Well it appears that the CEO of the world’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, has called for a US carbon tax to help fight climate change. This is a flip-flop of enormous implications and I just can’t stop myself from … Continue reading

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US bullys UK over planned tax per flight policy

Article. The American Embassy in London has sent a 6 page letter to the Treasury complaining about a proposed tax per flight that the UK government believes will help to incentivise airlines to fill their planes with passengers, rather than fly … Continue reading

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Climate change legislators in Brazil consider taxing airlines.

  Associated Press The G8+5 Legislator Forum met in Brasilia this week to push ahead on creating real solutions towards tackling the causes of climate change. Organised by Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), they hope to build consensus … Continue reading

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Bottled Water: Morally Indefensible?

  So says Environment Minister Phil Woolas.  Bottled-water bashing is nothing new but it’s raised its head again and it’s now a Labour MP who is attacking the dirty habit. He said it was daft that six million litres of … Continue reading

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US Business Roundtable beginning to feel exposed in climate change debate?

From inel’s blog, ‘Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers (CEOs) of leading U.S. companies with $4.5 trillion in annual revenues and more than 10 million employees. Member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of … Continue reading

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