Australia carbon tax takes effect yesterday

2022-07-24
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Starting with economic transformation, Australia's "carbon tax" came into effect yesterday

accompanied by strong doubts and objections about not only ensuring the quality of equipment when purchasing, the Australian carbon tax plan came into effect on July 1. Since then, Australia will become the third developed country to introduce carbon trading mechanism nationwide after the EU and New Zealand. With fierce doubts and objections, the Australian carbon tax plan came into effect on July 1. Since then, Australia will become the third developed country to introduce carbon trading mechanism nationwide after the EU and New Zealand

in the eyes of environmental protection organizations, this is naturally a big victory, but for enterprises, paying 23 Australian dollars (about 150 yuan) per ton of carbon emissions is not a good thing. The Australian government aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere by 160million tons by 2020. However, in the eyes of the opposition, this is equivalent to a "poison tax", at the cost of job losses and rising living costs

it is conceivable that Australia, as a "country sitting on a harvester", will impose high taxes on 500 energy based enterprises, which is self-evident. Some Australian political critics believe that the carbon tax is a sharp sword hanging over the Labor Party: first, it became the "last straw" to crush the Rudd government, and then once again brought the support rate of the new party leader Gillard to a low point. The latest poll shows that about 60% of the respondents oppose the carbon tax, while the support rate of the ruling Labor Party is only 27%, close to the lowest point in history

business people are full of doubts

economist hewige introduced to China business news that the biggest concern of the Australian people is that the cost of carbon tax is transferred to downstream consumers. Albert, leader of Australia's opposition party, said that the operating costs of small businesses would increase by 10% in the first year of carbon tax collection, leading to a series of price increases in the supply chain. It is estimated that the weekly daily expenditure of Australian residents will increase by $10 after the carbon tax. Including a 9.1% increase in electricity charge per unit; The price of new houses increased by about 0.8% to 1.7% due to the rise in the price of building materials such as cement, bricks and tiles; Even the production of milk is affected by the large amount of energy consumption involved

at the national economic level, according to experts' analysis, the mineral industry that drives Australia's economic growth due to the impact of carbon tax will show signs of slowing down in the future. The Australian business community is full of complaints, saying that the carbon tax will seriously affect the price competitiveness of the clamps that install the ratchet wrench in the adjustable space. Macaulay power, an Australian power giant, released a report saying that the carbon tax would reduce its assets by a $1billion. The company's top executives warned that in order to remain profitable after the carbon tax, the electricity price would rise more than the federal government predicted. According to the international economic center, an Australian consultancy, changes in carbon prices will lead to a 12.6% decline in the housing construction industry. The Australian Institute of public affairs estimates that mining enterprises may reduce the number of jobs in the future, which makes the Australian federal government under employment pressure

carbon tax also inevitably increases the investor's concern about its trade risk. As Australia's largest trading partner, China's cooperation with Australia in the fields of aluminum, coal and ore has been increasingly extensive and in-depth in recent years. The data in the first four months of 2012 showed that 44% of China's imported iron ore came from Australia before the experiment. However, Australian climate change minister gambit believes that the carbon tax will not have an impact on China Australia Investment and trade. Australia exports a large amount of ore and liquefied natural gas to China every year. Although these two areas are within the scope of the carbon trading mechanism, they will not be greatly affected. He also advocated that large carbon emitters and high carbon a. the surface line is not connected or poorly contacted; b. Damp electrical appliances; c. The "regional carbon tax" will be levied on the industry where the phase wire connector contacts the body, the carbon price will be set and the market mechanism will be introduced to minimize the greenhouse gas emissions

the government will subsidize families and enterprises

gambit said that at present, Australia's economy is developing well, and its low unemployment rate and strong currency still have a great attraction to foreign investment. As for the consumer price increase of about 0.7%, he stressed that the government would implement corresponding compensation plans for families and enterprises. At the household level, the government will provide more than half of the carbon tax income to 90% of the affected households by increasing subsidies and tax cuts; For export-oriented enterprises, in the first year of carbon tax implementation, emission intensive enterprises will enjoy about 95% of their carbon tax subsidies, and even non emission intensive enterprises can enjoy 66% of the compensation

in addition, the government has also set up a $1.2 billion "clean technology program", a $1.3 billion "coal industry employment plan" and a $3.2 billion "renewable energy promotion project". He Weige believes that the launch of the compensation package is, on the one hand, to ease the tension in Australia caused by the carbon tax, and on the other hand, to guide enterprises to turn their attention to low energy consumption

the guidance of the government means that behind the impact of the carbon tax on the market, it also breeds a huge green business opportunity, and the photovoltaic industry is the most promising market. According to the estimation of market consultants, the market scale of photovoltaic products in Australia will reach a $6.4 billion by 2016. Hewige believes that such a vast renewable energy market will usher in more investment

like Australia, China is also committed to reducing carbon emissions. This common idea of "green economy" will form an important link between China and Australia to expand cooperation in the photovoltaic field. Australia has advanced technology R & D and industry standards. China has rich experience in technology commercialization and project strategic investment. The two sides have great complementarity

he Weige told that in recent years, China has taken the lead in the world in the field of clean energy. At present, China is the world's No. 1 wind turbine manufacturer, accounting for seven of the world's top ten photovoltaic equipment manufacturers. Perhaps Australia's carbon tax is just a catalyst to promote cooperation in emerging markets, which will promote the formation of a strategic community between China and Australia's photovoltaic industry

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