Tag Archives: carbon tax

80 percent of French people oppose carbon tax

Anger against President Macron is growing with eight in 10 French people now supporting the popular “yellow vest” movement denouncing rising fuel prices and spiralling living costs, a poll published on Wednesday showed.” click here

Carbon taxes are politically toxic

“Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who supports a carbon tax, was among defeated House Republicans who are part of a caucus set up to push global warming policies.” click here

Carbon tax rejected in Washington State

“The measure, called Initiative 1631 is the third attempt to impose a carbon tax in Washington state. Voters rejected a similar ballot measure in 2016, and carbon tax legislation failed earlier in 2018.” click here

Decarbonization is unproductive, undermines community sustainability

“Batten down the hatches! A tsunami of global warming and “clean energy” propaganda is approaching! San Francisco is hosting the September 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit, a massive event at which “international and local leaders from states, regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society … will be joined by national government leaders, scientists, students, nonprofits and others … [to share] what they have achieved to date and commit to doing more to usher in the era of decarbonization.” ” click here

A national carbon tax will devastate the poor…

“But the CBO notes that even the comparatively modest carbon tax it envisioned would likely have some deleterious effects on economic output, and employment and corporate profits, which is to say all the other stuff we’re already taxing to fund the spending we’re already doing:” click here

Carbon Taxes Increase Carbon Dioxide Emissions

“Instead, adopting carbon taxes in the West will actually raise global carbon emissions by offshoring economic activity from relatively environmentally-friendly places, like the USA and Germany, to places with lax environmental laws, like China.” click here

Congressional Hearing: At What Cost? Examining the Social Cost of Carbon

US House Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight.

At What Cost? Examining the Social Cost of Carbon, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
The written testimony is here.