Posts Tagged ‘conservative’

ExxonMobil lends support to US carbon tax

by on November 16, 2012 9:54 pm BST
Conservative economists and fossil-fuel lobbyists united in 2009 to fend off climate-change legislation that would have established a cap-and-trade mechanism. They are now locked in a back-room debate over a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions that could raise an estimated $100 billion in its first year.

Harper says still plans balanced budget by 2015 election

by on November 16, 2012 5:51 pm BST
OTTAWA | Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51pm EST OTTAWA Nov 16 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday he still plans to balance the government's budget by the next election in October 2015, even though the Conservative government's formal forecast this week showed deficits until 2016-17. "It remains the government's plan, intention, to

WRAPUP 1-Britain stuck with high inflation, meagre growth

by on November 14, 2012 2:37 pm BST
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:37am EST * Bank of England leaves door open for more bond buys * Governor King sees limits to what BoE can achieve* Rise in jobless benefit claims adds to bad news on economy* King sees independence intact despite government paymentsBy David Milliken and Olesya DmitracovaLONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters)

Canada resources minister: Confident Keystone will be approved

by on November 7, 2012 10:24 am BST
Canada resources minister: Confident Keystone will be approvedBy Paul VieiraOTTAWA — Canada's Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, said Wednesday he remains confident the White House, under re-elected President Barack Obama, will eventually approve TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline project."It is clearly in the U.S. national interest,"