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Language around climate debate and social networking

Hi all, I’m going to start to by relating some of the conversations being had around the climate change issue in particular about carbon price in Australia. I’m sure there are similar discussions being had in all of your countries

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Emission trading – Will it work?

 A major fault of neo-classical economics is that it does not consider the externality costs of waste products. New Zealand is currently in the process of passing an emission trading bill to address this issue to encourage sustainable development. The

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“EU stumbles on the low-carbon road” BBC News

In the BBC News today, I’ve read that that the European Commission was supposed to announce a major step this week in fighting CO2 emissions. The European Commission wanted to regulate the automobile industry that makes up more than 1/5

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Car emissions taxed in Finland

There was an article on Finland’s main commercial news channel yesterday that drew my attention. It was about tax on cars changing dramatically by 2009 in Finland. Currently there are huge taxes on cars when you buy them, but this

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Environmental Policy

In class it has often been said that people respond to incentives. Additionally, it has been stated that the market is the most appropriate place to give some. I do not want to object, but I want to remind that

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Taxing Emissions: Quebec’s road to sustainability

Frustrated by the newly elected federal government inaction on the Environment portfolio, the Quebec provincial government recently announced plans to implement a taxation based carbon emission reduction program on its own. The revenues from new scheme will fund $1.2 billion

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