Proposed hike in environmental tax on petroleum generates public concern in Viet Nam

11 April 2017 - The Vietnamese Finance Ministry recently published a proposal to increase the environmental protection tax on petroleum consumption from the current VNĐ1,000-4,000 to VNĐ3,000-8,000 per litre. The proposal has however sparked concerns regarding the...
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Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Is A Low-Hanging Fruit for Financing and Implementing the SDGs

13 April 2017 - Ivetta Gerasimchuk (Lead of Sustainable Energy Supplies, International Institute for Sustainable Development) argues that ending fossil fuel subsidies is a low hanging fruit for financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) given its broad support...
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Carbon Taxes and Cap and Trade – State Policy Options

12 April 2017 - The Debate Over a Carbon Taxes, Cap and Trade, or Doing Nothing Matters to Environmentalists, but also State Budgets. Jeffrey Garceau (Associate Editor, MuniNet Guide) discusses the pros and cons of each option and summarizes the current state of play...
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Revealed: UK provides billions in credit to fossil fuel industry despite clean energy pledge

19 April 2017 - A joint investigation by Greenpeace Energydesk and Private Eye found that £6.9 billion in financial support has been provided to fossil fuel companies by the government agency UK Export Finance. This contrasts with the UK government’s commitment to...
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EU should pave the way for G20 fossil fuel subsidy phase-out

19 April 2017 - Maeve McLynn (Finance and Subsidies Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network Europe) argues that the EU should continue its recent drive of tackling fossil fuel subsidies by pushing for an end to fossil fuel subsidies at the G20 finance minister...
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