African countries deem EU carbon border levy ‘protectionist’

Some African countries consider the EU’s planned carbon border levy to be “protectionist”. That was the upshot of a conference organised by the French government on Tuesday (23 March), which…

Bloomberg: “600% Gain in Carbon Prices Vital to Rein in Global Warming”

Renewable energy is so cheap and convenient compared to fossil fuel and nuclear power, a brutal regime of carbon taxes is required to force people to move to using renewables.

$51 / ton: Biden Restores the Obama “Social Cost of Carbon”

President Biden has raised the social cost of carbon from Trump’s $8 / ton to the Obama level of $51 / ton. But the real sting is the price tag…

New Zealand to Impose Carbon Taxes on Tourism?

Given New Zealand’s effort to wreck manufacturing and farming with cow taxes and renewable energy rationing, why should the tourism industry be left unscathed?

UK Carbon Tax to Drive Up the Cost of Gas Heating, Milk and Beef

If you read Willis’ excellent essay on energy poverty, you might think countries like Britain would be keen to address this terrible burden on the poor. Think again; the reality…

EU Carbon Border Levy: A Recipe for Failure

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If the upcoming COP26 Climate Conference in November fails to make progress towards a global carbon pricing scheme, the EU will impose a Carbon Border…

EU’s Carbon Border Taxes and Joe Biden’s Clean Energy plans: A double threat for developing countries

The introduction of the European Union’s Carbon Border Taxes and Joe Biden’s announcement of Clean Energy plans has raised double alarm in developing countries.

SMH: Biden Could Work with the EU to Impose a Global Carbon Price

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the EU and Biden administration working together could together impose a global carbon price to which even China would have to submit. But there…

Canada’s Trudeau Promises $170 / Ton Carbon Tax by 2030

Canada PM Justin Trudeau has promised to make manufacturers pay $170 / ton of CO2 for the crime of providing Canadians with jobs and economic security.

Climate Thinktank Slams Australia for Global Warming Inaction

Surging fossil fuel use and exports, no large scale carbon pricing scheme, no carbon target – almost as if the Australian government and the people who voted them into office…

The Conversation: Biden Could Hit Australia with Import Duties, to Punish Aussies for Lax Climate Policies

More greens celebrating the punishment Biden will allegedly inflict on Australia; According to The Conversation, if Biden wins Australia will be punished for Australia’s climate complacency

Watts Up With That FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

On October 5 Anthony posted my article on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) technical conference regarding Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets held on September 30, 2020. On…

The Guardian: A $20+ Carbon Tax would Boost Economic Growth

From the “lets tax our way to prosperity” school of economics; According to Guardian author Greg Jericho, although it might seem like a massive carbon tax would hammer the economic…

Aussie Government: “we don’t need a [carbon] price because renewables are too cheap”

According to The Guardian, the Australian Government is “more concerned with the impact of short term electricity price rises on a small number of highly energy-intensive manufacturers” than solving the…

Go FERC yourself: Carbon Pricing Conference

Guest essay by Roger Caiazza The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hosted a technical conference regarding Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets on September 30, 2020.  This post describes…

The Economist: Future Gasoline Automobile Bans are as Effective as a Carbon Tax

According to The Economist, announcing a future ban on the sale of gasoline cars, as California just did, helps shape future expectations, and discourages investment in vehicles with a looming…

Supreme Court case on carbon price is about climate change, not the Constitution

The Supreme Court of Canada begins hearing appeals in three cases on Sept. 22 to determine whether Ottawa’s national carbon price is constitutional. Appellate courts in Saskatchewan and Ontario had…

Beyond Petroleum Part Deux: “BP sees ‘peak oil’ in 2020s”

Guest “Looney Toons” by David Middleton OPEC cuts oil demand forecasts, BP sees ‘peak oil’ in 2020sSeptember 14, 2020 LONDON (AP) — Developing countries’ difficulty in containing the spread of…

Republican Led Government Commission Recommends a Carbon Tax

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a government body led by Republican appointee Heath Tarbert, has just recommended imposition of a carbon tax.

German Chancellor Calls for Europe Wide Carbon Pricing on Transport and Industry

Guest essay by Eric Worrall As Germany and Europe reels from the economic impact of Covid-19, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just added to the reasons for not investing in…

EXCLUSIVE: Montana Gov Bullock’s Climate Council’s Leaked Plan Pushes For Carbon Tax

A climate council Montana Gov. Steve Bullock established in 2019 suggested that the Democratic governor implement a state carbon tax plan to address climate change in a leaked draft of…

EU Agrees to Weaken Climate Change Rules for Aviation

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The EU has disappointed green activists by rubber stamping airline industry proposals for deferred climate action. ‘Final blow’ to aviation climate plan as EU agrees…

IMF Deputy Director Zhang: We need a “Much Higher Carbon Price”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang’s IMF plan for a green recovery from Covid-19 in my opinion would ruin whatever is left of the global economy.…

Climate Wars: How Activists Lost the Battle for an Aussie Carbon Tax

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon; Lots of finger pointing, hand wringing, accusations against the Green Party of dirty politics, sad former PM Malcolm Turnbull admitting a…