Border Adjustment Tax

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11th April 2021

Time to Push BCAs?

Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) are key to making any form of carbon pricing work. They involve placing tariffs on high-carbon goods imported from nations without carbon pricing and giving tax refunds to UK businesses exporting to such countries. Without such controls, any attempt to reduce UK emissions by carbon pricing simply results in loss of…

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1st November 2020

The Zero-Carbon Commission

The Zero Carbon Campaign (ZCC) is about as different from CCL as two organisations, with similar aims and acronyms, can get. Both organisations campaign for carbon pricing and both organisations have concluded that a carbon-dividend is vital to ensure fairness and effectiveness. But CCL is a grass-roots band of citizens whilst ZCC was set up…

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Ambrose Pritchard, writing in The Telegraph criticises the proposed Democrat Green Deal as being a dirigiste policy with an ulterior motive of ‘fuelling’ the trade war with China. He gives a very cogent explanation of the mechanics of carbon fee and dividend and why he prefers this market led method of carbon pricing. He also…

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The president-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Frans Timmermans, soon to be the new climate chief, have both spoken in favour of introducing a carbon tax on the EU’s borders in order to level the playing field for European businesses and also to encourage other regions to take stronger action on…

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British Steel, an icon of the industrial heritage of the very nation that initiated the Industrial Revolution is on the brink of collapse. Its decline since the 1970s has been precipitous and it is now facing the closure of its last plant in Scunthorpe. Carbon taxes have been squarely blamed for driving up costs that…