UK businesses facing a wave of green taxes

Thousands of British businesses will be liable for significant fines and charges under a new government “green tax” scheme.

James Kirkup, Harry Wallop, and Louise Gray Telegraph [UK] 10 Aug 2010

Over 35,00 tonnes of plastic bottles are recycled at the 'Closed Loop Recycling' plant annually, representing almost 20% of the plastic bottles […]

Phil Kerpen discusses state level cap-and-trade on Fox Business

Americans for Prosperity 8/6/2010

Phil Kerpen discusses the RGGI program, a secret cap-and-trade system that has already been enacted in ten ten U.S. states.

The secrets ten states, Wall Street, don’t want you to know

Mark Lagerkvist 8/2/2010

Secrecy and greed are polluting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first mandatory cap-and-trade system. Under the RGGI scheme, the smell of profiteering is powerful. New Jersey and nine other Northeast states have sold $662 million in carbon dioxide permits since 2008.

The bidders at RGGI auctions include Goldman Sachs, […]

EPA Confirms Delay in Permit Requirement for Carbon Dioxide

Ian Talley The Wall Street Journal 3/30/2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that power plants, refineries and other businesses emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide won’t be required to file for emissions permits before January 2011, confirming a decision the agency signaled last month.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has faced strong pressure in […]