carbon tax

 
Carbon tax gets a muted welcome
Carbon tax gets a muted welcome
A carbon tax from June  1 this year will add 9c a litre to the petrol price and 10c to diesel. This comes on top of the recent hike of 74c a...
Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog
Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog
Nairobi's reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology....
Enviro action plan for South Africa
Enviro action plan for South Africa
Last year came with myriad environmental disasters, including raw sewage flowing into our rivers. The intense heat and flooding of this festive...
Editorial: Your earth, take action
Editorial: Your earth, take action
“Adversity tends to empower demagogues with easy answers, and climate change will bring plenty of adversity.” Remember this warning, from...
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...

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