Carbon Tax

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A proposed tax that would be levied against high consumers of heating oil, gasoline, electricity, etc., in an effort to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases
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The extent to which, and even the direction of an adjustment to carbon taxes for market distortions, depends on subtle factors, such as whether there are preexisting regulatory regimes and the use of the revenues, rather than a priori economic reasoning [10].
Energy and carbon taxes can produce less economic pain and more gain than conventional taxes can.
Overall, the study concludes that carbon taxes will lower South Africa's export earnings.
In Brussels earlier last week, Commissioner Semeta said the adoption of carbon taxes "on a larger, European scale seems desirable, as they would undoubtedly encourage innovation to strengthen energy efficiency and environmental protection".
Most discussion has focused on how hybrid cap-and-trade systems can be designed to take on some of the desirable characteristics of carbon taxes.
Carbon taxes could be designed to achieve a target cap on emissions.
Even the other monkeys; chimpanzees, apes, orangutans and baboons don't have enough gray matter up front to get their minds around carbon taxes, tariffs and the GST.
Carbon taxes can be implemented through existing programs, such as the federal gas tax and excise taxes on coal.
Unfortunately, due to inelasticity, we can expect carbon taxes as a primary means of reducing emission to cost 60% more [1] than if we give public initiatives and rule based regulation equal weight.
Gasoline costs $3 or $4 a gallon in Europe, where they've already enacted carbon taxes.
Less complicated design and structure of carbon taxes makes it easier to quickly implement them in comparison to emission trading programs.
They did research on carbon taxes around the world and found that not only did these taxes reduce carbon emissions, but that they also had a neutral effect on the economy," says Dr.