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carbon tax

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(Environmental Science) a tax on the emissions caused by the burning of coal, gas, and oil, aimed at reducing the production of greenhouse gases
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This would also follow the worldwide trend of imposing carbon taxes aimed to arrest the rapid rise in the atmosphere of greenhouse gases (GHGs) - notably carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and others.
Carbon taxes, path dependency and directed technical change: Evidence from the auto industry.
Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) said Republicans were voting against a "cartoon version" of oil and carbon taxes that were never proposed or debated.
Literature on this issue hence concludes that the regressivity of carbon taxes should be less of a concern in developing than in developed countries.
WELSH Conservative MP David Davies has said carbon taxes imposed by his own government on steelmaking firms should be scrapped.
Revenue generated by carbon taxes could be used for a variety of purposes.
There were also a number of subnational regimes (such as the carbon taxes in British Columbia and Quebec).
Readers, bogged down in the dense discussion of the social cost of carbon, may not understand the text of his article but get the idea carbon taxes are dangerous.
There are various forms of carbon taxes already in effect around the world.
Nevertheless, after comparing in different studies (2) different economic instruments, like pure regulatory systems, carbon markets and carbon taxes, we can conclude that the carbon tax has a threefold advantage over the use of other incentives:
Revenue from carbon taxes, these economists say, could go toward paying off the debt or offseting reductions in tax rates to stimulate economic activity.