Business and climate change: It's complicated

2018-08-04 09:45

It is too easy to dismiss the concerns raised by business on the carbon tax with the usual rhetoric that business does not want to address climate change, says Jarredine Morris.

SA moves towards renewables – but not everybody’s happy

2018-05-15 16:09

The energy sector is expecting major changes as government signs new independent power producer contracts and sets a date for carbon tax to be implemented.

Carbon bill drops the ball on actual taxes

2018-01-07 06:05

A second draft of the Carbon Tax Bill has pushed out the actual imposition of the new tax and significantly reduced the tax burden in real terms.

How many billionaires would it take to save the planet?

2017-07-27 08:34

Bloomberg's Robin Hood Index has calculated what slice of each top billionaire’s fortune would be needed to buy all the carbon credits required to offset all domestic greenhouse gas emissions in their home country over a year.

Carbon tax: SA can't afford it, says economist

2016-11-25 06:42

A carbon tax will be damaging to South Africa’s existing industrial economy, which in turn will have severe consequences for economic growth, says a senior economist.

Carbon offsets will make SA economy greener - Treasury

2016-06-20 13:04

Government's proposed carbon offset system is in line with efforts to help South Africa become a low carbon, greener economy, according to National Treasury.

Paris climate talks cut back on hot air

2016-04-07 22:03

Last year's climate conference in Paris, which yielded a long-awaited carbon-cutting pact, emitted fewer planet-warming greenhouse gases than many predecessor events.

French ecology minister pushes carbon pricing

2016-01-28 18:30

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has made the case for higher carbon pricing to promote green technology at a UN gathering of investors.

Carbon tax to 'change behaviour' of firms - Treasury

2015-11-02 20:30

South Africa's carbon tax aims to change the behaviour of companies, while incentivising a shift towards cleaner technology, the National Treasury says.


Carbon tax - the latest tax on the poor

2018-06-13 16:46

Many objections and reservations have been raised regarding the tax - and it's no wonder in many countries renewables and the carbon tax are known as a tax on the poor, writes Rob Jeffery.

Fears that carbon tax could limit SA economy

2018-03-14 21:00

Concerns raised in the public comments on the draft carbon tax bill include the adverse effect it will have on the SA economy.

Meat taxes seen joining carbon to help curb emissions

2017-12-12 09:26

Move over, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat.

Carbon tax laggards may pay dearly, cautions environmental firm

2017-01-12 17:57

All businesses, even smaller ones, should start positioning themselves for future carbon-related legislation, says sustainability consultancy ERM South Africa.

‘Don't stress’ about carbon tax

2016-11-13 05:59

Treasury research claims massive effect and little economic damage, but is it so?

Carbon tax will have a negative economic impact - Outa

2016-06-17 12:33

Overtaxed consumers cannot afford the proposed carbon tax which may not even achieve its aim of reducing gas emissions, says civil rights body Outa.

Family flooring business set for a solid future

2016-03-09 15:00

Founded in 1948, Van Dyck Carpets is South Africa’s oldest carpet brand. CEO Mehran Zarrebini shares how it became part of the family business, and their growth plans for the future.

SA carbon tax could spur economic growth - study

2015-11-24 09:31

SA's proposed carbon tax will boost growth in the economy, provided the revenue is reinvested in green-energy projects, according to a research group.

SA needs choice before carbon tax, says official

2015-04-29 14:24

South Africa isn’t ready for the start of a carbon tax because there are insufficient alternatives to fossil-fuel energy, says an official at the City of Tshwane.

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