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China Backing Away From Carbon Tax Start in 2013, Official Says
  By Benjamin Haas - Mar 6, 2013 5:33 PM GMT+0800

China will wait until after this year to introduce a tax on carbon, deferring to concern that economic growth might suffer, a government researcher said.The nation eventually expects to introduce a levy of 5 yuan to 10 yuan (80 cents to $1.61) per ton of carbon, Jia Kang, head of research at the Ministry of Finance, said in Beijing yesterday. The tax, proposed in China’s latest five-year plan, was intended to apply to carbon emissions from fossil fuels, KPMG International said in a May 2011 report.The carbon tax is “still in internal discussions,” as there is “obvious opposition,” Jia said without identifying the opponents.The delay comes just as China, the world’s biggest emitter, steps up effort to reduce greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency. The government will cut emissions and energy use per unit of gross domestic product by at least 3.7 percent in 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission said yesterday. The previous target was 3.5 percent.China is proceeding with plans to set up seven pilot carbon trading programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Tianjin, Chongqing and Hubei. The system will regulate 800 million to 1 billion tons of emissions by 2015, making it the world’s biggest cap-and-trade program after the one in Europe, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.Senators Barbara Boxer, a Democrat from California, and Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, unveiled a climate- change plan last month that would set an initial carbon fee of $20 a ton on polluters, including manufacturers and producers of oil and natural gas.A carbon tax starting at 20 yuan was the minimum needed to help reduce emissions, according to 2009 paper from researchers at the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning and the Energy Research Institute of the NDRC.China first said it would implement an environmental tax in 2011, when the country released its 12th Five Year Plan, a list of policies to be carried out by 2015.To contact the reporter on this story: Benjamin Haas in Hong Kong atbhaas7@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jason Rogers at jrogers73@bloomberg.net




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I know.....


Even those wind farms are for show.

Not connected to the grid properly.

Every thing about China is just for show.
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China is an empire

It is the last country in the world anyone expects China to do good.
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Who is this Xin Jinping?


Just another big capitalist. With priorities to industrialists.
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Related Article:
Carbon tax hallucinations

Excerpts:

Carbon taxes will do nothing for revenues or climate, but will hurt job and economic growth


We need to stop basing laws and policies on hallucinations – and start basing them on reality.







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sansukong Post time: 2013-3-9 18:22
Related Article:
Carbon tax hallucinations

The difference.....



China admits there is climate change and man is responsible but finds plenty of excuse .....

Red States America plainly  uses lobby groups to distort the science.


China uses America as excuse for inaction.
Obama praises China to try to push America into action
Red States America points to China and lobby groups for inaction.



All three are wrong.

And rats....rats are the worse.....rats are sides kicks of all the dishonest forces......

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Go check whose relatives sits atop the fossil fuel industry in China...........
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