carbon tax

`carbon ,tax noun count or uncount
a tax on vehicles or factories that produce a lot of CARBON EMISSIONS

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  • carbon tax — UK US noun [C] ► ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, TAX a tax on the use of fossil fuels or on activities that cause carbon dioxide to be released, harming the environment: »Many now argue that a simple carbon tax on each ton of emissions would… …   Financial and business terms

  • carbon tax — carbon .tax n [U and C] a tax on businesses and industries which produce substances with a carbon base, that can damage the environment ▪ carbon taxes on fossil fuels …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carbon tax — carbon taxes N COUNT A carbon tax is a tax on the burning of fuels such as coal, gas, and oil. Its aim is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere …   English dictionary

  • carbon tax — noun A tax imposed on industry, and on the users of motor vehicles, to try to limit the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels • • • Main Entry: ↑carbon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carbon tax — Part of a series on Green economics Concepts …   Wikipedia

  • carbon tax — /ˈkabən tæks/ (say kahbuhn taks) noun a tax on the consumption of fossil fuels, as a means towards achieving a reduction in their use. There are two types of carbon tax. The first is designed to recoup some or all of the costs of managing and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • carbon tax — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms carbon tax : singular carbon tax plural carbon taxes a tax on vehicles or factories that produce a lot of carbon emissions …   English dictionary

  • carbon tax — car·bon tax loc.s.f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS fin. tassa posta sull impiego dei combustibili fossili (carbone, petrolio, gas naturali) allo scopo di limitarne gli effetti inquinanti {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1998. ETIMO: comp. di carbon… …   Dizionario italiano

  • carbon tax — noun a tax levied on the use of fossil fuels, so as to discourage the production of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide …   Wiktionary

  • ˈcarbon ˌtax — noun [C/U] a tax on vehicles or factories that produce a lot of carbon emissions …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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