The Trouble With Carbon Taxes: Lessons For Asian Policymakers

By, Tilak Doshi Energy I analyze energy economics and related public policy issues. As some of the world’s largest carbon emitters, the major emerging Asian economies such as China, India and Indonesia as well as the developed countries Japan and South Korea have been under pressure in international climate change forums to adopt carbon pricing.…

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Justin Trudeau Levies Carbon Tax On Rebellious Canadian Provinces

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax went into effect in four Canadian provinces Monday. Canadian drivers raced to the pumps Sunday to fill up their tanks before gas prices spiked 12 cents per gallon. Ontario Premier Doug Ford and other conservatives oppose the carbon tax. Canadian…

Energy Giants Force West Australian Carbon Tax Retreat

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A surprise effort by the resource rich West Australian Government to force energy giants to completely offset all their CO2 emissions has been withdrawn. EPA scraps new carbon emissions guidelines for resources companies amid industry pressure By Nicolas PerpitchUpdated yesterday at 7:35pm The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has withdrawn its contentious guidelines…

Maine Becomes The Most Recent Blue State To Reject A Carbon Tax

From Forbes Patrick Gleason  AUGUSTA, Maine — The beginning of March brings bad news for carbon tax supporters, who have been successful in getting legislation to impose the regressive tax introduced at the federal and state levels, but not in getting it enacted, not even in left-leaning, Democratic-run states that should be most inclined to…

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French Doctors on Yellow Vest Carbon Tax Protestors: “Alarming” Number of Injuries

Guest essay by Eric Worrall French Doctors have sounded the alarm over apparent rough treatment by security forces of yellow vest protestors marching against President Macron’s carbon tax. Doctors Say Number of Serious Injuries Inflicted on Yellow Vests Unprecedented Chris Tomlinson 23 Jan 2019 Doctors, activists and others are sounding the alarm over the number…