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Green Tax

A tax levied on actions that are deemed to be detrimental to the environment. For example, a government may put a green tax on non-recyclable plastic grocery bags. The idea behind a green tax is to reduce the incentive to harm the environment by using other, less expensive products. It is a type of Pigouvian tax.
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It is important that the private sector does not see green taxes as loss of competitiveness, rather as an intervention which can promote circular economy and in turn help sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he remarked.
He added that the parliament, federal and provincial tax authorities and private sector will have to collectively decide whether green taxes should be levied at the federal, provincial or local level.
The more the UN make claims about the apocalyptical result of climate change, the more governments can raise in green taxes resulting in more money for the UN, which then results in more apocalyptical scare-mongering and so on.
In OECD countries, labour taxes account for 52.1% of total public revenue raised, while green taxes account for only 5.1%.
He has already been pilloried for abandoning the green taxes in response to the early rioting.
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To avoid disaster, the Government should exempt steelmakers from green taxes, reduce their business rates, make them the preferred supplier and take action to ban discounted Chinese steel.
"There has been a lot of debate around energy costs and green taxes with many sceptical about the validity of 'green taxes' and their purpose.
He was talking about Green Taxes which have added PS112 a year to our energy bills and will add another PS200 by 2020.
If both VAT and those green taxes were removed from bills for, say, the next five years, the saving to the ordinary consumer would be 15per cent, 10 per cent from green tax and 5 per cent VAT.
When the big six power companies appeared in front of MPs yesterday they whined that green taxes, transport costs - everything except their multi-million profits - were to blame for 10 per cent price rises.
ENERGY company bosses defended controversial rises in customers' bills, partly blaming green taxes for the recent hikes of over 9%.