carbon tax

 
Carbon tax: Saving the world on the cheap
Carbon tax: Saving the world on the cheap
South Africa can cut its carbon emissions by a third and dent the progress of global warming. All it has to do is sign off on a local carbon tax....
Big business stalls crucial carbon tax
Big business stalls crucial carbon tax
Bullying and lobbying by industry have delayed South Africa's carbon tax, despite it being the one policy instrument that can reduce carbon...
Large emitters ask for carbon trading scheme
Large emitters ask for carbon trading scheme
Six of the world's largest energy companies have written a letter to Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework...
Relief at delay of carbon tax in 2014 budget
Relief at delay of carbon tax in 2014 budget
South African industries breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as treasury decided to delay the implementation of the proposed carbon tax to...
Carbon tax delayed, fracking favoured in Gordhan's Budget
Carbon tax delayed, fracking favoured in Gordhan's Budget
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has delayed the carbon tax by one more year to 2016. Last year, he said it would start by January 1 2015. This was "to allow further consultation"....
Local companies doing little to lower carbon emissions
Local companies doing little to lower carbon emissions
The top 100 companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in this year's Carbon Disclosure Project were lauded for...
Carbon tax works if it is drafted well
Carbon tax works if it is drafted well
In his article “Carbon tax shoots itself in the foot” (Business, September 13 to 20), Professor Philip Lloyd asserts that a carbon tax...
Carbon tax shoots itself in the foot
Carbon tax shoots itself in the foot
Sasol recently appeared before Parliament to argue against a proposed carbon tax. Many shrugged this off as just another protest by an oil company...
Carbon tax: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water
Carbon tax: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water
Legend has it that back in the day, when a bath was, at best, a fortnightly affair, the entire household would share the same bath water. The lord...
Carbon tax can address poverty and inequality
Carbon tax can address poverty and inequality
The debate about the continued global use of fossil fuels has intensified in recent times as a result of the threat posed by climate change to the...
Is carbon tax the key?
Is carbon tax the key?
South Africa is leading the developing world in implementing a carbon tax. While it is expected to force industry to lower its carbon intensity,...
Carbon tax to earn R8-billion a year
Carbon tax to earn R8-billion a year
South Africa committed in 2009 to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2020. Every government department was then told to do its part, and...

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