Category Archives: carbon tax

EU aircraft carbon emissions tax crashes and burns

From the BBC comes this bit of good news: EU suspends aircraft emissions trading rules The European Union has agreed to suspend its rules that require airlines flying to and from airports in the EU to pay for their carbon … Continue reading

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Here it comes–a carbon tax

Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut the U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says By Mathew Carr – Bloomberg News Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit after winning a second term … Continue reading

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The Carbon Tax starts down under

On July 1st, the much hated Carbon Tax was implemented in Australia. Given that PM Gillard made a promise for no Carbon Tax on video at the beginning of her term in August 2010, then broke that promise, followed by … Continue reading

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A Carbon Tax Does Not Provide Redress for Any Alleged Property Right Violation from Global Warming

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany In a piece in the Atlantic titled, “A Conservative’s Approach to Combating Climate Change,” Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University and, more importantly, an old friend, argues for, among other … Continue reading

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Seven Building Blocks To Fairness and Equity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an article in the latest issue of Science magazine, called “Strengthening the UN Agencies In Order To Protect The Authors’ Paychecks” … just kidding, that would be the title if they enforced the “Truth in … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Carbon Lies

Letter to the Editor Watts Up With That? 11th March 2012 The Australian government’s plan to sell their un-saleable carbon tax has hit a snag – their pollsters have discovered that the word ”carbon” provokes anger in the electorate. This … Continue reading

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Green Chaos Down Under – Battle Over Climate Policy May Bring Down Aussie Government

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Kevin Rudd has declared he will challenge Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor party on Monday, saying he wants to “finish the job” he began before she ousted … Continue reading

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Making Things Matters

Guest post by Viv Forbes According to those pushing the (Australian) carbon tax, 500 bureaucrats googling away quietly in Canberra and generating little useful except carbon dioxide exhalations, are more valuable than 500 farmers, foresters, fishermen, workers and miners whose … Continue reading

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No fair dinkum in Australia’s carbon tax today

Letter to the Editor (or an opinion piece) Watts Up With That? 8th November 2011 (Australia time)   Back towards the Dark Ages The passage of the carbon tax bills today is no reason for celebration. It is a step … Continue reading

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Australia’s pointless carbon experiment

The question is, how long will this last, and how long will the public tolerate these two kissy faced politicians?

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Australia’s Carbon tax’s poisonous pill

Story submitted by Richard Abbott At the last Australian federal election the incumbent government lead by prime minister Julia Gillard’s Labor party stood with a “no carbon tax policy”. To form a minority Labor party government three elected independent members … Continue reading

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Let them truckers roll down under, 10-4

From The Australian, the beginning of a nationwide convoy protesting the carbon tax. I’m sure the delicate sensibilities of the ruling class in Canberra, most of which don’t know the meaning of actual work, will be greatly offended when these … Continue reading

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Netherlands testing car use meters that tax your environmental impact as you drive

Looks to me like a system ripe for hacking and fraud that will turn ordinary citizens into criminals. The New York Times reports that the Netherlands is testing a new car use tax system that will tax drivers based upon … Continue reading

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The fight deepens over the Carbon Tax in Australia

There is quite a fight brewing in Australia between regular folks and the Gillard government. It will come to a head when a big nationwide convoy of truckers descend on the delicate government types in the Canberra Australian Capital Territory. … Continue reading

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Carbon Tax needs a sunset clause

Sunset Clause for the C-Tax? Letter to the Editor Watts Up With That? 30 July 2011 Australians must insist that the monstrous carbon dioxide tax legislation has a sunset clause which is triggered by global cooling. This whole tax extravaganza … Continue reading

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A down under slide show on the folly of the carbon tax

A reminder to PM Gillard: you are a carbon based life form. Here’s the entire slide show online from Philip R. Wood in Australia given July 14th.

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Give this lady an Order of Australia medal

The death spiral of PM Julia Gillard and the Labor Party in Australia continues, and it has been pretty much a sealed fate thanks to one nameless woman in gift shop where Gillard got cornered, and this lady stood up … Continue reading

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Carbon Tax Mark 4? A Stealthy Cancer

Letter to the Editor Watts Up With That 10 July 2011 Carbon Tax Mark 4 is flimsy but dangerous. Because of public opposition to a new tax on everything, the tax has been gutted. The PM hopes to buy public … Continue reading

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“Carbon Sunday” – The madness in Australia over the Carbon Tax

They are calling it “Carbon Sunday”. This is a collection of links and excerpts regarding PM Julia Gillard’s speech announcing the tax. In a nutshell, from what I can see, the majority of Australians are pissed, and she’s toast, partly … Continue reading

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UK business poised to flee green carbon tax

From The GWPF, newsbytes on the subject of UK Businesses Threaten To Flee Abroad To Escape Green Energy Levies British industry’s ability to compete with companies overseas is under threat from punitive green energy costs, the new president of the … Continue reading

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Pressure Mounts To Come Clean On Hidden Green Taxes

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF: Power companies were under mounting pressure last night to come clean about the green ‘stealth levies’ secretly added to fuel bills – and tell customers exactly how much they are paying for … Continue reading

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Green economic thinking: revenge not economics

Guest Post by Barry Woods TATA recently announced the loss of 1500 jobs in the steel industry in the UK, with the explanation that this was at least in part because of a price on carbon announced in the setting of Carbon Budgets which are … Continue reading

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Australia! Say YES – to an election on carbon tax

Guest post by Ruth Bonnett In late 2010, I wrote about how bad science can give rise to bad policy.  My Christmas message to farmers in Australia and around the world: I am an urban dweller who just happens to … Continue reading

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Skeptic Strategy for Talking About Global Warming

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein What should a responsible Skeptic say to an astute audience? When recently invited by the “Technology, Engineering, and Science Plus” group in my community to give a talk and answer questions, I knew I would … Continue reading

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Value Adding in Australia – the Beginning of the End?

News Alert: Smelting and Refining of Mount Isa copper in Queensland to cease. Guest post by Viv Forbes The first industries of Australia were farming and mining and these two have been the backbone of the nation ever since. Both … Continue reading

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The “Taxing your car by the mile” plan

Or in other words, we’ll all drive “taxis”, except for the chosen exempt few. Yesterday on “The Hill” they reported this story: Obama admin. floats draft plan to tax cars by the mile: ‘A vehicle miles traveled tax could be … Continue reading

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Australia’s bad carbon policy advice dissected

Wrong advice, wrong policy by Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks, Bill Kininmonth & Des Moore From Quadrant Online April 25, 2011 Government misadvised on global warming On November 10 last year, the government’s Multi-party Climate Change Committee (MCCC) received … Continue reading

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