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Boulder’s energy tax is the right idea – but energy sources matter

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Taxing all energy – not just fossil fuels – will smooth decarbonisation and future-proof paying the cost of the loss and damage attributable to manmade climate change that will prevail for centuries – long after carbon emissions cease altogether. To incentivise the transition from ‘dirty’ high-carbon fuels to ‘clean’ low-carbon fuels or energy, requires a […]

Boulder’s energy tax is the right idea – but energy sources matter was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies

Fact Sheet: Carbon Intensity Weighting – CIW

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A particular problem in carbon pricing is that a one-size-fits-all carbon price is a blunt instrument for encouraging behavioural change. A spectrum of prices based on impact (PAL’s Carbon Intensity Weighting) is more effective as well as future-proof. All fuel-types are allocated a carbon price based on their carbon intensity weighting: coal, gas, nuclear, even […]

Fact Sheet: Carbon Intensity Weighting – CIW was last modified: April 25th, 2017 by admin