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The Rise of Carbon Taxes

 

Taking Care of Business

 

by Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor

reprinted from Greenbuz

The conversation about levying taxes on carbon emissions — a controversial one in many countries and practically a third-rail no-no in the United States political arena — is heating up around the world, seemingly in lockstep with the planet […]

Canada adopts carbon fee and dividend to rein in climate change

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada’s carbon pricing policy.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 2018 — Carbon fee and dividend, the solution to tackle climate change proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has emerged as the default policy in Canada to price carbon and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming. Beginning in […]

Energy Independent Vermont: Leaders testified in the Senate on Carbon Pricing

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, EIV leaders testified in the Senate Committee on Appropriations in favor of funding a carbon pricing study– and they knocked it out of the park.

See for yourself here.

Many of you have already contacted your Senators, and it has made an impact.

If you haven’t already, use this […]

Put a Price on Pollution:

What Is the ESSEX Plan?

By Michael Shank

Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]

The Carbon Taxes We Already Pay

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, 1789. Portrait painted in 1767 by David Martin (1737-1797)

They have no benefit, but their price is high.

By George Harvey

Thinking of snow

Ok, so it’s the middle of July. Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are probably the furthest things from a lot of people’s minds. But for those who cherish Vermont’s snowy winters and everything they bring with them, global warming and the failure of our national leaders to grapple with this crisis is alarming no matter […]

Tax Reform & Climate Action: The Vermont Case for Carbon Pricing

Montpelier, VT – Vermont legislators today proposed four tax reforms that would:

Create jobs and strengthen the Vermont economy, Prioritize low- and middle-income Vermonters, and Reduce the carbon pollution causing global warming.

“Our bills are conversation starters,” said Representative Johannah Leddy Donovan, a member of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee and Chair […]

April 10, 11:00 AM – in Bradford, VT – State Representatives to Announce Important Bill

Bill to Phase Out Sales Tax in Vermont and Address Climate Change

Green Energy Times received the following media advisory, which we believe could be extremely significant, from State Representative Sarah Copeland Hanzas:

Who: State Representative Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Rep. David Deen, and special guests

What: Tax Reform and […]

Now is the time – Price on Pollution

It has been an up and down week. On the down side, President Trump’s budget is a handbook of climate denialism. He eliminates almost every federal program designed to study, prepare for, or protect Americans from the threat of global warming.

On the plus side, I was thrilled to join Vermont Representative David Deen […]

A Carbon Campaign Warrant:

To See if the Town will Support Policies Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions to a Sustainable 3 Tons Per Person Per Year

Whereas carbon dioxide released from combustion of fossil fuels beyond sustainable levels maintained by soil, forests, and oceans, poses an existential threat to our Town and to all Towns;

and

Whereas we can […]