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Proposed Carbon Tax Waiver On Coal May Pose Risks To India's Renewables Growth: Fitch

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

Fitch Solutions on Monday said that the centre's proposed carbon tax waiver on coal may pose substantial downside risks to India's renewable sector growth. In a bid to alleviate significant debt levels in the power industry, India has proposed to waive carbon taxes on coal (...

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COP25 climate summit opens in Madrid; Paris pact, multilateralism in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. The opening ceremony began with a warning from...

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IMF Fiscal Monitor Presser

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

The IMF is warning that a ‘synchronized downturn’ in global growth may mean countries need to be prepared for coordinated action, the Fund’s Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, Vitor Gaspar said at the launch of the Fiscal Monitor report Wednesday in Washington. Gaspar...

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India Recognises The Need For Environmentally Sustainable Development Strategy

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

The International Monetary Fund looks at India as a country that recognizes the need for an environmentally sustainable development strategy as the global community gears up for a decisive fight against climate change. “If you look at India in the last generation, India has...

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Need to ease carbon taxes to help energy-intensive industries compete globally: NITI Aayog

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2018

India’s use of carbon taxes to promote clean energy has gone too far and there is a case for easing them to let energy-intensive industries compete globally, federal policy think tank NITI Aayog...

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Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 23, 2018

Singapore will begin levying a carbon tax starting in 2019 in an effort to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and help make companies there more competitive. Finance minister Heng...

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Climate-threatened Bangladesh to impose carbon tax in June

By : sustainabilityo..., May 23, 2017

Bangladesh is set to impose its own carbon tax on fuel next month – despite the hugely climate-vulnerable country producing relatively tiny per capita emissions.


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Cess on coal from Rs 200 to Rs 400 per tonne welcomed by solar power developers

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 1, 2016

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget announcement of an increase in the cess on coal from Rs 200 to Rs 400 per tonne has been welcomed by solar power developers as it is likely to drive up the...

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Washington State Pushing For Strongest Carbon Tax In The World

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 3, 2015

The idea of a “carbon tax” is still a relatively controversial one in the US, but that isn’t stopping some states from considering the option — with legislators and citizen groups in a fair number of states now working towards the implementation of the heavily debated idea....

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Subject Tags: carbon tax , policy , US

India’s capital starts ‘pollution toll’ for trucks

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 2, 2015

Delhi on Sunday introduced a toll for all trucks and commercial vehicles in an attempt to improve air quality in the world’s most polluted capital ahead of Diwali celebrations.

Trucks are banned from entering the Indian capital during the day, but every night after 8pm...

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