Category Archives: carbon tax

A look at the behind the scenes legal battle with the EPA over the ‘social cost of carbon’ and looming carbon tax

WUWT has been granted exclusive first access to this new legal document challenging the EPA’s proposed use of calculations on SCC. While this submission to OMB from Attorney Menton may look forbiddingly legalistic document to many WUWT readers, a number … Continue reading

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Remind me again why the west needs a carbon tax?

Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 -2012 Guest Essay by Ed Hoskins The following calculations and graphics are based on information on worldwide national CO2 emission levels published by BP [i] in June 2013 for the period from 1965 up until 2012. … Continue reading

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US Carbon Dioxide Emissions – down by source

I’ve often said my email is like a fire hose. Here’s an example of something that got lost in the stream and I didn’t find it until last night while looking for another email. Zeke Hausfather writes (In August 2012): … Continue reading

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18 Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – Hansen’s alarmism on parade

According to the paid propagandist Joe Romm at Climate Progress: Humanity is choosing to destroy a livable climate, warn 18 of the world’s leading climate experts in a new study. Tom Nelson asks on Twitter: Since when are these 18 … Continue reading

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EPA to be challenged at SCOTUS over climate change

From Reuters (h/t to reader John) U.S. justices to hear challenge to Obama on climate change Tue, Oct 15 11:06 AM EDT By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a blow to the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big … Continue reading

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Law of Unintended Consequences Number Eleventy-Zillion and One

Guest essay by Phil Hutchings Two days ago, charles the moderator showed us some dumb thinking from the UK‘s efforts to pursue clean power. Down here in Australia, we’re pretty good at it too….. Hydro Tasmania has just collected a … Continue reading

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Why Revenue Neutral Isn’t, and Other Costs of the BC Tax

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I hope against hope that this is my last post on this lunacy. I started by foolishly saying I would write about the benefits, costs, and outcomes of the BC carbon-based energy tax, so I … Continue reading

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Australia’s carbon tax – an expensive sop to the Greens?

Guest essay by Phillip Hutchings The main political news down-under this weekend is that Australia’s flawed Carbon Tax is going to morph into an emissions trading scheme in 2014, one year ahead of schedule. That’s not surprising, as data is … Continue reading

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The Real Canadian Hockeystick

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, the leaders of the carbophobes in British Columbia are already declaring victory for their carbon-based energy tax as a way to reduce CO2 emissions. They highlight as a main indication of success the reduction … Continue reading

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Fuel On The Highway In British Pre-Columbia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Supporters of the British Columbia (Canada) carbon-based energy tax that I discussed in my last post have made claims that the data shows this tax was a success … so being a suspicious-type fellow, I … Continue reading

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British Columbia, British Utopia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was pointed by a commenter on another blog to the Canadian Province of British Columbia, where they put a carbon-based energy tax scheme into effect in 2008. Before looking at either the costs or … Continue reading

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Pump Price, Miles Driven, and Energy Taxes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired (as I often am) by either the insights or the foolishness of a guest post at Judith Curry’s always-provocative blog, I decided to take a look at the relationship between fuel price and miles … Continue reading

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An Evidence-Based Approach To Pricing CO2 Emissions

PRESS RELEASE New Paper Proposes Cost-Effective Climate Policy That Gets Around Key Scientific Uncertainties London: A new paper, published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, proposes a radical new climate policy approach that offers to be the most cost-effective … Continue reading

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Australia’s Carbon Tax – One Year On

Is it responsible for reduced CO2 emissions in the electricity sector? Guest essay by Phil Hutchings The Australian carbon tax of A$23/t of CO2 became effective one year ago on 1 July 2012. And with an automatic increase after the … Continue reading

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King Canuccitelli plans to tax carbon right out of the air

Many readers know the story of the Viking turned King who was said to be able to hold back the sea, only to realize that he had no such power. King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office says US carbon tax will generate $1.2 trillion

Lance Wallace writes in Tips and Notes: The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the effects of a carbon tax. At $20 a ton. they estimate about $1.2 trillion in revenues over a 10-year period. A money quote … Continue reading

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Forget the need for a U.S. carbon tax – the economy has put a big dent in gasoline use and driving

UPDATED: see below A few days ago I did a report on the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) numbers for carbon dioxide emissions, showing that it was clearly down, and back to levels not seen since 1994, and noting that … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – the new climate forcing

Taxes are the new climate forcing. I kid you not. From the NYT, columnist Gail Collins:

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FOIA and the coming US Carbon Tax via the US Treasury

Guest Post by Christopher Horner, CEI In November, I and CEI sued the Department of the Treasury to produce emails and other records mentioning “carbon”. See Joint_Scheduling_Agreement PDF I sought emails and other documents from two offices: Environment and Energy … Continue reading

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