Carbon Prices

Can SA “trump” the USA of by signing the Paris Accord

SA can “trump” the USA of by signing the Paris Accord South Africa is under pressure to ratify the COP21 climate change Paris agreement before the end of the year, as doing so could make it [...]

Eskom to establish a specialisation centre

Eskom is to establish a Specialisation Centre that focuses on nuclear engineering and technology as part of the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI) Phase two programme, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday. “I [...]

Africa championing the low carbon trajectory

Africa championing the low carbon trajectory The Economic Commission for Africa is championing a new African order says UN Resident Coordinator (a.i.) in South Africa, Tobias Takavarasha. Speaking during the launch of the Economic Report on [...]

Carbon offset scheme unveiled

The National Treasury yesterday released draft regulations that will allow companies to reduce their carbon tax liability by as much as 10 percent of their actual emissions. The carbon offset scheme is part of measures South [...]

195 Nations in landmark carbon deal

United Nations climate talks reached a milestone Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming. The agreement mandates pollution cuts aimed at keeping world [...]

SA should levy Zero carbon tax in first year

The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) has recommended that, although South Africa’s new carbon tax on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be in operation from January 1, 2017, no tax liability should be imposed on carbon emissions [...]

SA’s transition to a low carbon economy

It is becoming more and more apparent that in order to meet the needs of South Africans and the environment we need an entirely different kind of economy. Convening a conversation about what shapes this economy [...]

Carbon Tax to be used to fund government spend – Nene?

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene plans to shift R1bn for the roll-out of broadband infrastructure and broadcast digital migration. The currency retreated on Friday for a weekly drop of 2.7 percent, the most since the five days [...]

Dangers lurk in carbon tax for business

NO ONE who has been following business news in recent months can have failed to notice that the local steel industry has huge challenges. So why is the government planning a new tax that has the [...]

SA rail initiative aims for more sustainable transport

Fruit South Africa (FSA) aims to have 10% of exports transported to ports by rail in the years to come, cutting down on both costs and carbon emissions. The shift – mostly focused on citrus, avocados [...]