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Carbon floor price articles

Lord Stern: Economists are underestimating costs of climate change

Lord Nicholas Stern - author of the Stern Review

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

EU approves carbon floor price compensation for energy intensive firms

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

European Commission grants state aid approval to UK government Energy Intensive Industries Package

22 May 2014

Manufacturers and the carbon conundrum

Richard Warren says last month's Budget marked a move towards more cost-effective climate policies vital to winning public acceptance

25 Apr 2014

Greg Barker defends carbon tax freeze

EXCLUSIVE: Energy and climate change minister says move will allow both manufacturing and clean energy to flourish

25 Mar 2014

Green Budget 2014: At a glance

BusinessGreen runs through the key announcements for the green economy in today's Budget

19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: The green business reaction

Leaading figures across the green economy respond to the measures announced by George Osborne today

19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Carbon Price Floor row to overshadow new green investment

Renewables industry warns heavily trailed decision to freeze carbon price floor could see £4bn of clean energy investment put at risk

18 Mar 2014

Gas sector battles coal power over carbon price floor

Independent gas generators warn mooted freezing of levy in the Budget as advocated by coal industry will lead to blackouts

10 Mar 2014

Coal industry joins calls for carbon price floor rethink

Charge will devastate coal industry, trade body warns, following similar appeals by the CBI and EEF

10 Mar 2014

Trade associations accused of failing to deliver climate change message

Christiana Figueres, head of the UNFCCC, urges businesses to take their message directly to heads of state

06 Mar 2014

Lobbying against the carbon floor price is lobbying for more coal power

The CBI and EEF support the low carbon economy, but they need a better approach to tackling competitiveness issues than simply attacking carbon taxes

05 Mar 2014

Business groups intensify calls for green energy policy rethink

CBI and EEF insist they are committed to building a low carbon economy, but warn action must be taken to tackle high industrial energy costs

05 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: CBI calls for frozen carbon price floor

Business group argues the policy disadvantages UK companies by forcing up energy prices, but could lower carbon taxes undermine green investment?

03 Mar 2014

Manufacturers urge Treasury to scrap carbon tax

EEF argues high energy prices are stopping heavy energy users from "reshoring" production to the UK

24 Feb 2014

Renewables industry downplays threat of EU state aid investigation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch reckons reports suggesting renewables projects could be blocked by state aid rules are a "bit of an overeaction"

14 Feb 2014

Treasury urged to insulate homes with carbon tax revenues

New report accuses government of hypocrisy over failure to recycle revenues from emissions trading and carbon price floor

10 Feb 2014

Climate Minister hints carbon price floor is here to stay

Greg Barker seeks to reassure low carbon businesses that "green levy" review has finished

10 Jan 2014

Reports: Osborne poised to extend energy intensive compensation

Manufacturers warn of 'carbon leakage' without more measures to protect them from climate change policies

02 Dec 2013

Manufacturers urge Chancellor to slash carbon policy costs

EEF sets out policy wishlist ahead of Chancellor's Autumn Statement next month

19 Nov 2013

Should the UK replace green policies with a single carbon price?

Institute of Fiscal Studies calls for overhaul of government policies designed to curb CO2, but is its answer too simplistic?

01 Nov 2013

Fresh coalition battle looms over attempts to water down low carbon policies

FT reports carbon price floor, ECO, and renewables subsidies to be reviewed as Conservatives react to Labour's energy price freeze

07 Oct 2013

Could the UK really save £40bn with a dash for gas?

A.T. Kearney report calling for investment in a new fleet of gas plant gets short shrift from government, green businesses, and NGOs

04 Jun 2013

Survey: UK heavy industry could suffer as carbon prices stall

Experts expect EU Allowances to remain below €10 a tonne, far lower than UK's £16 per tonne carbon floor price

29 May 2013

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