Carbon Tax Would Help U.S. Meet Paris Goals, Study Finds

If the U.S. does decide to stay in the Paris agreement, a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed a policy proposal that would enable us to meet our 2030 commitments, an MIT press release reported Friday. Researchers studied …

Singapore to Bring in Carbon Tax from 2019

Singapore yesterday revealed plans to introduce a carbon tax that will see large emitters charged for the pollution they release into the atmosphere. The tax rate will start in 2019 at S$5 (US$3.79) a tonne, before then ramping up after 2023 with the aim of hitting S$10-s$15 (US$7.50-$11.37) by 2030. …

World Can Meet Growing Food Demands and Limit Warming to 1.5°C, Study Says

Agriculture and food production is responsible for around 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Slashing the sector’s emissions is considered to be key to limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, which is the aspirational target of the Paris agreement. However, adopting negative emissions strategies, such as soil …

France Planning New Ways To Get Old, Heavily Polluting Cars Off The Road

The government of France is reportedly now planning a series of tax and incentive implementations meant to get some of the oldest and/or most heavily polluting cars off the country’s roads. In addition, the country’s government is planning to incentivize the installation of energy saving insulation in houses, according to …

These Two Words Can Solve the Climate Crisis

If you want to see a solution to the climate crisis in your lifetime, they might be the two most important words you hear this year: carbon pricing. Sure, the crisis is a complex challenge with no one solution. But while carbon pricing may not be a silver bullet, it’s …

Singapore to Introduce Carbon Tax to Curb Emissions

Singapore is set to introduce South East Asia’s first carbon tax in 2019 under plans revealed by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday. The scheme, which would see more than 30 of the nation’s largest polluters forced to pay tax on their emissions, would initially price a tonne of greenhouse …