Concrete: govt eyes carbon border tax

Concrete: govt eyes carbon border tax
The government is wrestling with the issue of concrete imports and carbon prices when it considers climate change policy. (Image: Depositphotos)
Ian Llewellyn
The government is considering how a carbon border tax system might work if it were applied to concrete imports.This week’s Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) outlines work on how the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) could be fine-tuned to reduce emissions.This includes ongoing work on how free carbon credits are allocated to industries that are high greenhouse gas emitters but face international competition from those who do not face the same carbon costs. These are known as emissions-intensive/trade-exposed (EITE) companies.Under the scheme, EI...

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