Talk:Carbon tax

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Canard in section on Denmark[edit]

"Denmark also needs to be behind this by actually showing they are investing and not just collecting money"

This non-NPOV sentence should be amended. I see it cites a source so I'll change it to reflect that content properly.

Student Project[edit]

I have a few comments on the section regarding Norway:

  • The information in this section needs to be updated as the most recent information is from 2008 and most is from before then.
  • This sentence should be more specific and also cite where this information is from: " Some industry sectors have been granted exemptions from the tax to preserve their competitive position." [Citation Needed] Which industry sectors?
  • Links for citations 126 and 129 go to pages that no longer exist and thus need to be updated.
  • This section talks about how much revenue is being collected but mentions nothing about where that money is going so that should be added as well.
  • This sentence needs a citation of the specific economic analysis by Statistics Norway it is referring to: "Various studies in the 1990s, and an economic analysis by Statistics Norway, have estimated the effect of the CO2 tax to be a reduction of 2.5–11% of Norwegian emissions under a business-as-usual approach (i.e., the predicted emissions that would have occurred without the tax)." [Citation Needed]
  • This sentence also needs a citation: "Carbon taxation is also applied to the production of oil and gas offshore." [Citation Needed]

Bstocks (talk) 22:26, 3 November 2016 (UTC)


This article contains significant amounts of statistics, which require thorough citation. Under the "Calculations" content, the column labeled tax (per fuel unit) is missing a citation. These are numbers that have been aggregated by a source and thus require citation of that source (its not simply information that is gathered from different sources and understood and restated). The information about the different implementation methods in different countries does well in representing a general consensus about the necessity of carbon tax and its implications to the environment and economy. The article attempts to present positions of support for carbon tax and opposition from environmental groups, which weakens its neutrality. Opposition from an environmental group has substantial weight, but opposition from businesses, firms, and other entities directly affected by the carbon tax would add to its unbiased position on the pros and cons (winners and losers) of a carbon tax. There is a brief mention of it in under the carbon tax content, but further explanation is need. The article also describes social costs of carbon without describing the social benefits of carbon tax. This additional information and juxtaposition will further a mission of unbiased, neutrality. Aniaraklian (talk) 03:50, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

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Seemingly non neutral[edit]

The Alberta section has a part that seems very non-neutral to me (especially as an Albertan), and without proper (or any) references,

Because Alberta has the highest greenhouse gas emissions in Canada the majority of Albertans are strongly opposed to a nationwide carbon tax. There is a fear that a nationwide carbon tax would cause Alberta's economy to suffer significantly more in proportion to other provinces. Alberta is also opposed to a Cap and Trade system it fears the trades will pull revenue out of the province, a fear not to be dismissed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:38, 23 January 2017 (UTC)