Lawmaker Proposes P1 Carbon Tax on Power Use (Philippine Star)

The Phillippine Star published an article on Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte’s proposal for a carbon tax on electricity consumption, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, promote the use of green energy, and raise funds for climate change mitigation measures. The Representative cited a March 2018 study completed by IFPRI researchers Alam MondalMark RosegrantClaudia RinglerAngga Pradesha, and Rowena Valmonte-Santos, which concluded that the Philippines could supplement 57-60 percent of its energy needs with renewables by 2040 by utilizing a strategy of carbon taxes and subsidies.

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