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Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

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

29 Aug 2014

Chile prepares carbon tax legislation

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

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

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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

Lord Stern: Economists are underestimating costs of climate change

New report calls for price on carbon of up to $103 a tonne from next year

16 Jun 2014

Lagarde calls for carbon pricing action

Head of the International Monetary Fund urges central bankers to take steps now to deliver carbon pricing mechanisms

13 Jun 2014

Queen's Speech: the green business reaction

Green economy leaders respond to today's announcements on fracking, zero-carbon homes, plastic bags and climate change

04 Jun 2014

George Osborne accused of making climate change worse with tax breaks

Friends of the Earth claims chancellor handed out £2.7bn of incentives to North Sea oil and gas firms

02 Jun 2014

Why the landfill tax is not quite the success story it is held up to be

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission reveals how despite helping to slash waste levels, the landfill tax has led to some unforeseen circumstances

29 May 2014

Global carbon markets worth $30bn, World Bank finds

Over 60 systems now cover 12 per cent of global emissions, but report warns "steady" progress is at risk from lowering of ambition

28 May 2014

Labour slams government's ‘blanket' fracking tax breaks

Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex accuses Chancellor of handing out a gift to his 'pet project'

13 May 2014

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