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  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2010
  • Category: Europe
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Opinion: Call for EU carbon tariffs on imports from defaulters

THE EUROPEAN Commission should immediately bring forward proposals for

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  • Published: Jan 14th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Carbon Trade Wars Loom

It’s round one in the 2010 fight against global warming and Minnesota has landed the first punch against coal-fired electricity that crosses its borders. The state is seeking to place a tariff on carbon dioxide turned out by coal plants in North Dakota. While there has been a lot of huffing and puffing about carbon tariffs in the past from countries that want to stick a tax on items that are produced in polluting industries, Minnesota’s move is the first of its kind.

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EU fails to agree climate funds; India seeks aid

* EU finance ministers fail to agree climate funds

* India insists on aid to help curb greenhouse gases

* Chu: cut U.S. emissions before considering import tariffs

LUXEMBOURG, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Talks on a new U.N. climate deal stumbled on Tuesday when European Union finance ministers failed to agree funds for poor countries and India reiterated demands for aid to help curb its emissions.

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  • Published: Oct 4th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Cap and Trade: Will The Senate Go For Carbon Tariffs, Too?

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In the new Senate energy and climate bill, there are plenty of details left to be hashed out laterstarting with how the bill would actually build a cap-and-trade program in the first place.

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Are Carbon Tariffs a Good Idea?

Imposing a tax on imported goods that are carbon-intensive is an idea being tossed around as much these days as driftwood on a shore. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said,

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WTO Considering Carbon Tariffs On Emission-Heavy Countries

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Germany announced that a French notion to charge “carbon tariffs” on items from countries that will not reduce greenhouse gases is a form of “eco-imperialism,” and an obvious breach of WTO rules.

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  • Published: Jul 28th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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US Chamber Of Commerce Opposes Possible Carbon Tariff: Indicates “Green Trade War” May Result

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Knee-jerk opposition to the possibility of a carbon tariff on imported goods is the predetermined response of a business and consumer culture addicted to low costs possible only with cheap overseas labor and inefficient (wasteful) or dangerous manufacturing processes. Reuters covered the US Chamber of Commerce’s position on a carbon tariff. “”We urge the Senate to refrain from including provisions that could negatively impact U.S. relations with key trading partners and disrupt the global trading systems,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Foreign Trade Council and two other groups said in a letter to Senate leaders.” To be clear, I expressly feel that consumers must share the blame with industry; and emphasize that climate bill opponents brought up the “war” metaphor. And they mean war. Read on for details.

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Warning against carbon tariffs

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WASHINGTON – THE head of a UN panel on the science of climate change says that trade tariffs in a House-passed bill to limit heat-trapping pollution have only served to irritate international negotiations and could undermine US efforts to persuade developing countries to enter into a new global warming treaty.

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  • Published: Apr 8th, 2009
  • Category: India
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India urges rich not to use “green” protectionism

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BONN, Germany, April 7 (Reuters) – India urged rich nations against applying a carbon tariff on steel and other imports, on the sidelines of UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday.

Both U.S. and European Union policymakers have considered penalising imports of products such as steel and cement, whose manufacture generates a lot of carbon emissions, from countries with softer climate policies.

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Trade war mongering: carbon tariffs

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After provoking Mexico into a trade war, the Obama administration apparently has set its sights on the entire world. Steven Chu won a Nobel Prize for his work on energy, but shows himself as completely clueless on trade and diplomacy. Yesterday, Chu threatened to set off a global trade war over carbon tariffs:

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