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Anger as Australia dumps carbon tax

Posted on 23 July 2014

Australia’s pioneering carbon-pricing mechanism has failed to survive its infancy. In a major victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, parliament agreed on 17 July to axe the scheme with immediate effect.
The repeal scraps both the unpopular carbon tax, established in July 2012, and proposals to turn it into a more flexible emissions-trading scheme in mid-2015. The initiative would have seen large companies and utility firms buying and selling emissions allowances in a joint market with the European Union (EU)………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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