Europe's carbon tax faces delay

MacKenzie, Deborah
December 1991
New Scientist;12/14/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1799, p12
Reports on the impact of the opposition by industry to a tax aimed at cutting Europe's emissions of carbon dioxide on the delay in introducing the tax for years. Failure of the energy ministers from Spain and Great Britain to agree to the proposal; Protests from a lobby group of electricity generators, Eurelectric.


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