Carbon Prices

Treasury tables Carbon Tax Bill

Tabling of the Carbon Tax Bill The Minister of Finance tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament on 20 November 2018, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget and by the [...]

Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Farm assists emerging cattle farmers

Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Farm assists emerging cattle farmers and as a result the Kruisefontein Emerging Cattle Farmers are bullish. It’s just a year since the Kruisfontein Emerging Cattle Farmers Co-operative welcomed their first superior genetic bulls, [...]

New greenhouse gas reporting regulations keep carbon tax on the radar

The National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reporting Regulations was implemented on Monday by environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa. Molewa issued the notice under the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act. The regulations aim to introduce a [...]

Future energy mix in South Africa debated

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) held a one-day dialogue event at the Sandton Convention Centre recently to discuss the most suitable forms of electricity generation for South Africa in the light of the Department [...]

DA to request National Treasury to appear before Tourism Council

The DA will be writing to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Beatrice Ngcobo, in order to request that the National Treasury appear before the committee to clarify the impact that the proposed carbon [...]

Parliament ratifies Paris Agreement

Parliament has accepted the COP21 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The National Assembly debated the adoption of the agreement on Tuesday. ANC MP Mohlopi Mapulane led the debate, followed by the DA’s Johanna Edwards and the [...]

Reducing emissions in the power sector is a priority

The Department of Environmental Affairs says emission reduction options in the power sector remain a priority to meet the country’s overall greenhouse gas reduction targets over the coming few years. Judie Beaumont, the Deputy Director-General responsible [...]

Wesbank announce solar car port project

Vehcle and asset finance group WesBank and sister company First National Bank (FNB) have announced a R60-million project to replace the shade-net carports at its shared offices in Fairland, Johannesburg, with solar-panel carports. The project will hopefully nudge the 150 000 m2 campus towards a five-star rating from the Green Building Council of South [...]

OECD says carbon taxes are too low to tackle climate change

The OECD has called on governments to significantly hike taxes on greenhouse gas emissions, noting that current carbon prices are falling short on levels needed to achieve climate change reduction goals. The OECD has released a [...]

Paris Agreement close as 60 countries now sign

Paris Agreement close as 60 countries now sign The UN’s High Level Event on Paris Entry into Force has today surpassed expectations, as over 30 nations formally ratified the Paris Agreement, taking the number to officially [...]