South African carbon tax finally becomes law

FILE PHOTO: Electricity pylons in front of the cooling towers at the Lethabo thermal power station, a coal-burning Eskom power station near Sasolburg in the northern Free State province, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change. The tax was first mooted in 2010 but has been postponed at least three times after […]

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