Tag Archives: Carbon tax

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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Australian Elections Bring Climate Common Sense

WUWT reader “Conrad” submits this story: The new Government is reversing alarmist climate policy and law. The Australian Federal elections of September 7, 2013 saw the left-wing Green/Labor party coalition ejected from control of the Government in favor of a … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-09-07 (September 7, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard … 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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Current Crop of Computer Models “Close to Useless”

From the Institute for Energy Research: … It is this second class of models, the economic/climate hybrids called Integrated Assessment Models, that Pindyck discusses. Pindyck’s paper is titled, “Climate Change Policy: What Do the Models Tell Us?” Here is his … 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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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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Hansen unleashed: people he disagrees with are ‘neanderthals’

Dr. James Hansen, now no longer on a leash under NASA policy, has started what I expect will be the first of many ugly comments and actions in his new role as activist. Niall from Canada writes in asking for … Continue reading

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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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Carbon tax hallucinations

Carbon taxes will do nothing for revenues or climate, but will hurt job and economic growth Guest post by Paul Driessen Average planetary temperatures haven’t budged in 16 years. Hurricanes and strong tornadoes are at or near their lowest ebb … Continue reading

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Monetizing the Effects of Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that the New York Times (NYT) is going to close their environmental desk. Given that there still are actual environmental problems on the planet, I consider the closing as a sad commentary on … Continue reading

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‘climate’ being teed up for a big comeback this year by Obama administration

People send me stuff. This comes from a Washington insider. Not for attribution but a relative of mine of some seniority at State [Department] indicated to me an understanding within that institution that ‘climate’ was being teed up for a … Continue reading

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A carbon tax is climatically useless

 Guest post by Chipp Knappenberger – reposted from Master Resource by request “No matter how much you pay with a carbon levy, virtually nothing is received climatically…. No matter the level of domestic action that we take, it will pale … 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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Taxing Termites, Wetlands, Volcanoes and Sacred Cows?

UPDATE: The image previously displayed has been replaced with a more accurate representation – previous pinnacle image was misidentified as a termite mound in the Zemanta suggested images offered by WordPress.com to bloggers. Letter to the Editor – Watts Up … 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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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 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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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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Australia’s carbon tax losing public opinion big time

It seems Australians are waking up to the folly of a carbon tax. I’m sure Mr. Flannery’s quote of the millenium helped bunches. However the sheer pig-headedness of PM Julia Gillard, who lied about not seeking a carbon tax to … Continue reading

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Sydney No Carbon Tax Rally on April 9th

I have a few minutes online at hotel WiFi, and I’m using this to pass on this info at the request of my friend, Mr. David Archibald of Perth, WA. He will be speaking at this rally. I don’t have … Continue reading

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Carbon taxing greens routed in NSW Australia elections

Maybe there is hope and change after all: Zorro says: March 26, 2011 at 5:16 am The AGW promoting, carbon tax toting, Australian NSW Labour government has just been virtually annihilated in the State elections – there is hope folks.

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