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UK tax regime putting brake on electric cars, study finds

Cars stuck in traffic jam from behind

Campaign group Transport & Environment says the government can drive further cuts in average new car emissions by shaking up taxes

18 Dec 2014

End to tax relief for anaerobic digestion puts £130m potential investment at risk

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Industry hits out at Chancellor's plans to exclude technology from investment tax breaks, warning emerging sector will be hit hard

15 Dec 2014

The Treasury data doesn't lie: The UK's green infrastructure strategy is under threat

Chancellor George Osborne presenting the 2013 Budget in the traditional red box

The government's knee jerk support for high carbon infrastructure risks derailing long term plans to build a genuinely green economy - business groups must lead a fight back

09 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement 2014: Fossil fuel tax breaks to the fore as Osborne rejects green growth opportunities

Green Building Council slams stamp duty reforms as a the 'mother of all missed opportunities' for tackling fuel poverty and carbon emissions

03 Dec 2014

Tax pollution not income to boost EU economy, say NGOs

New organisation Green Budget Europe established to push the case for rebalancing EU fiscal policy

06 Nov 2014

Carbon tax demise leading to large rise in emissions, says academic

Removal of carbon price has led to a surge in the use of brown coal generators in Australian electricity sector, analysis shows

04 Nov 2014

Could an EU tax row scupper the Green Deal?

Andrew Warren warns that an imminent EU ruling on VAT charged on energy-saving products could have grave implications for the energy efficiency sector

06 Oct 2014

Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use

29 Aug 2014

Chile prepares carbon tax legislation

South American country poised to approve plans for $5 a tonne carbon tax as part of new climate legislation package

28 Aug 2014

Survey: Saving money is number one reason for businesses to go green

New Grant Thornton report shows corporates are increasingly realising financial benefits from CSR efforts

21 Aug 2014

IMF: Getting energy prices right will drive economic benefits

New study argues rebalancing fiscal policy to reflect true cost of energy could drive down emissions and make tax system fairer

01 Aug 2014

US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threaten to re-ignite US-China trade spat

28 Jul 2014

Abbott finally kills off Australian carbon tax

Australian Prime Minister accused of 'short-sighted, opportunistic selfish politics' as controversial carbon pricing scheme is axed

17 Jul 2014

Murdoch on climate change: 'The Maldives might disappear or something'

As Australian government edges towards repealing carbon tax, media magnate gives voice to his climate scepticism

14 Jul 2014

Modi doubles down on Indian solar revolution

New budget announces further support for solar projects, as government plans to double tax on coal

14 Jul 2014

Tony Abbott: Not very repealing

Tony Abbott's ongoing failure to repeal Australia's carbon tax contains a serious message on the general direction of global climate policy

11 Jul 2014

Could an Environmental Goods Agreement unlock a surge in green growth?

Critical talks are underway to bring an end to import tariffs on green goods and services, ending clean tech trade wars

10 Jul 2014

UK green tax take reaches £43bn in 2013

Office for National Statistics' latest Environmental Accounts shows four per cent rise in receipts on 2012

03 Jul 2014

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