Tag Archive: Carbon Tax

Carbon Tax – Australia’s Bright Move

Motivated by the green party on whose vote she relies in the parliament, Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard tackles Australia’s position as the global top per capita greenhouse gas polluter. A carbon tax of 24US$ per tonne will be levied on the countries 500 top polluters. Half of the raised money will be redistributed to the population in order to compensate rising energy prizes, an additional 40% will be spent helping companies to adjust to modern energy and carbon saving and measures. Consequently the government also aims at reducing Australian carbon emission by 80% by 2050 joining other countries …

Air Travel – Taxed at Last

Europe, more in the headlines for the feeble response to its economic and currency woes, is taking up more speed when it comes to make airlines accountable for some their externalised environmental and societal costs. In a recent ruling the European Court of Justice confirms the EU commission’s plan to charge all flights to and from the Europe Union with a carbon charge of 5 to 10€ per passenger.
On-green-policy. Europe confirms its role as an environmental leader and other countries should rather follow suit instead of trying to fight the right thing. Aviation contributes over proportionally to greenhouse gas …