TITLE

Carbon Tax Proposed in California

AUTHOR(S)
Moresco, Justin
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;2/11/2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports the business enterprises in San Francisco, California could face the state's first tax on greenhouse gas emissions if a proposal by the region's air quality agency passes in May 2008. Refineries, power plants, landfill sites, laundrymats, and other businesses that are "combustion sources" would pay an annual tax of 4.2 cents per equivalent metric ton of carbon dioxide. The agency hopes to generate about $1 million a year from the tax to cover its emissions monitoring program, which includes about 10,000 businesses. But Tupper Hull, a spokesman for the Western States Petroleum Association, said the tax would raise costs for consumers and possibly affect efforts for climate change programs by creating a patchwork of policies across the state.
ACCESSION #
36876113

 

Related Articles

  • Rowland Panel: Questions & Answers.  // Ecology Law Quarterly;2001, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p1383 

    Presents a panel discussion on environmental policy in the United States. Benefits gained from the Clean Air Act; Reason for the lack of progress on controlling greenhouse gas emissions; Industry attitudes toward different types of global climate change policies.

  • Corporations planning ahead for mandatory carbon pricing.  // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Nov2014, Issue 477, p42 

    The article discusses a 2014 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report about the preparations being done by corporations with regard to future greenhouse gas emission pricing regulations. Topics explored include the publication of the said report prior to the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit in...

  • SEEBY SEES GREEN.  // NZ Business;May2008, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p6 

    The article focuses on the launch by Seeby Woodhouse of Green Carbon Ltd. in New Zealand. The mission of Green Carbon Ltd. is to provide a pathway for business establishments in reducing their carbon footprint by offsetting their emission of greenhouse gases. Awards that Woodhouse received such...

  • Development of a Web-Based Tool for Climate Change Risk Assessment in the Business Sector. Donghyun Kim; Junbeom Lee // Sustainability (2071-1050);Oct2016, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p1 

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2013 report claims that climate change from human-induced greenhouse gas emissions will cause increasing temperatures in many regions and various detrimental effects such as rising sea levels, ecosystem changes, droughts, and floods. This study...

  • The Kyoto Protocol: implications for the electricity sector. Vrolijk, Christiaan // Power Economics;Jan2000, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p24 

    Focuses on the mechanisms to be used for emission reductions as stated in the Kyoto Protocol and its impact on the electricity sector. Strengthening of commitments to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations and call for actual reduction of emissions; Economic benefits of emissions trading; Role...

  • The new green game.  // BRW;10/8/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 40, p32 

    The article reports on the success of accounting firms in a low-carbon economy. These companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and KPMG, established climate change divisions which expanded through the years. It also mentions that detailed analyses of greenhouse gases for big businesses...

  • We Need To Go Green. Tickell, Alison // Billboard;4/11/2009, Vol. 121 Issue 14, p4 

    The article focuses on the importance of protecting the environment in regard to the music trade. Particular attention is given to a study commissioned by Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute which examined the annual greenhouse gas emissions produced by the music industry in Great...

  • Dissolved methane during hypoxic events at the Boknis Eck time series station (Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea). Bange, H. W.; Bergmann, K.; Hansen, H. P.; Kock, A.; Koppe, R.; Malien, F.; Ostrau, C. // Biogeosciences;2010, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p1279 

    Dissolved CH4 was measured in the water column at the Boknis Eck (BE) time series station in the Eckernförde Bay (SW Baltic Sea) on a monthly basis from June 2006 to November 2008. The water column at BE was always supersaturated with CH4 and, therefore, CH4 was released to the atmosphere...

  • Emissions Trading Scheme facing significant challenges. Thompson, Geoff // New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p28 

    The article discusses challenges being faced by the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in New Zealand. ETS aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of New Zealand. The ETS Review in 2011 made several recommendations including the extension of transactional measures for major greenhouse gas...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics