We’re saved! African Climate Summit issues unanimous call for world leaders to support global tax on fossil fuels

https://apnews.com/article/africa-climate-kenya-finance-65a5708b00e204a7c3d2783e81d3e1b6 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first African Climate Summit ended with a call Wednesday for world leaders to rally behind a global carbon tax on fossil fuels, aviation and maritime transport, and it seeks reform of the world financial system that forces African nations to pay more to borrow money. The declaration backed by the leaders […]

Associated Press Poll: AP-NORC Poll: Only ‘38% of Americans support a carbon fee to combat climate change when told it would increase the cost of energy by $1 each month’

AP-NORC Poll: Only 38% of Americans are willing to support a “carbon fee” to combat climate change when told it would increase the cost of energy by $1 each month. Willingness to pay decreases as the impact on their energy bill grows. Support is down 14% since 2016. Via @TIME… pic.twitter.com/LvgXj8g2r1 — Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) […]

We’re saved! Romney to the rescue of our climate! Supports carbon tax as ‘number one thing’ to ‘reduce temperatures’ – Laments Democrats missed ‘opportunity’ to enact carbon tax

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy-environment/romney-carbon-tax-climate-change?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=msn_feed by Brady Knox Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) voiced his support for a carbon tax in order to help combat climate change. At a Washington Post webinar on Thursday, Romney spoke about the necessity of fighting climate change. In his view, the most useful tool would be a carbon tax, which would push the private sector to innovate towards clean […]

‘The real economic objection to a carbon tax is that it will…have same result as our current policies. Fossil fuels will end up being priced out use & be left with unreliable & expensive alternatives’

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2022/10/24/it-pollutes-so-tax-it/ By Paul Homewood A new paper from GWPF calls for the introduction of carbon taxes, instead of mandating renewables: London, 24 October – An important new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation argues that the failure to limit CO2 emissions is a direct result of politicians’ obsession with mandating renewables as the main policy response. […]

WaPo touts report calling for ‘global tax’ on commercial flying (but not private jets) – ‘Would require’ global ‘centralized system to track passports’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/10/frequent-flyer-tax-aviation/ Frequent fliers are a problem for the planet. Should they pay more? By Shannon Osaka A report suggests a novel way of curbing climate pollution from air travel: A global tax on people who fly the most, with the proceeds going toward research and development into sustainable aviation fuels, The Post’s Shannon Osaka reports. The report from the nonprofit International Council […]

Court blocks Pennsylvania’s regional CO2 emissions plan – ‘Unlawful tax’

  https://apnews.com/article/climate-pennsylvania-tom-wolf-state-courts-695f04cc8efd922a1b363d1ddc7eb876 A state court temporarily blocked Pennsylvania from participating in a regional carbon pricing program to combat climate change, ruling Friday in favor of coal-related interests that argue the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking to impose an unlawful tax. Commonwealth Court granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits the Wolf administration from “implementing, […]

Republican senators unwisely propose new energy tax

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/may/8/republican-senators-unwisely-propose-new-energy-ta/ By Michael McKenna Two Senate Republicans — Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana — seem to be taking West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III’s latest legislative effort as a moment to advocate for higher energy taxes for consumers. That sounds crazy, right? Who would want to increase the price of energy when oil and natural […]

Exxon lobbyists tricked into admitting Exxon only supports a carbon tax because it’ll never pass

https://www.wsj.com/articles/exxon-disavows-remarks-after-video-shows-lobbyists-dismissing-companys-climate-stance-11625099651?st=bfzyopw7k56xbi5&reflink=article_copyURL_share Exxon Disavows Remarks After Video Shows Lobbyists Dismissing Company’s Climate Stance CEO says comments from lobbyists, including that Exxon only supports a carbon tax because it is unlikely to pass, don’t reflect the company’s positions By Christopher M. Matthews Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 0.29% Chief Executive Darren Woods apologized and disavowed statements made by two of the company’s […]

Carbon pricing is an economic bomb and a tax on everything

http://co2coalition.org/2021/05/18/carbon-pricing-is-an-economic-bomb-and-a-tax-on-everything/ Carbon pricing is an economic bomb and a tax on everythingCO2 Coalition / by CO2Coalition / 7minBy Gregory Zerzan Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the American Petroleum Institute and Democrats in Congress have all recently spoken in support of “putting a price on carbon.” This policy, if enacted, could raise the cost […]

The Petroleum Industry May Want a Carbon Tax, but Biden & Congressional Republicans are Not Necessarily Fans

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08032021/carbon-tax-biden-gina-mccarthy-api-petroleum-industry-ceraweek/ By Marianne Lavelle, Judy Fahys The largest U.S. oil industry trade group is considering an endorsement of carbon taxes for the first time. But the biggest news may be how little that is likely to matter, as U.S. climate policy moves decisively in an entirely different direction. The American Petroleum Institute confirmed […]