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carbon tax

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcarbon taxˈcarbon ˌtax noun [countable, uncountable]  a tax on businesses and industries that produce substances with a carbon base, that can damage the environment carbon taxes on fossil fuels
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carbon taxIs it expected that that will be the embryo for a carbon tax to pay for more investment in renewable energies?What about plans for a carbon tax?The other strand of the community's policy, a carbon tax, now looks unlikely to be approved by ministers.The chemical industry, however, is opposed to a carbon tax for several reasons.Collor has spoken favourably of the idea of an international carbon tax.The carbon tax could lead to a doubling of prices for fossil fuels.Proposals for a worldwide carbon tax and the phasing out of coal-burning generators appear to have been ruled out.
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