Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tax on fossil fuels, especially those used by motor vehicles, intended to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide.
- ‘Refusing to face reality is a folly of which the Irish government was this month accused, after reneging on a planned carbon tax, previously a central plank of its anti-pollution strategy.’
- ‘On the consumer side, scrapping the carbon tax will save the average household at least $200 per year from 2007, he said.’
- ‘However, businesses could face a bill of €1.1 billion a year from the combination of the proposed carbon tax and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.’
- ‘How many members here believe that the carbon tax will reduce the amount of emissions?’
- ‘One could reduce these extra costs by channelling the revenue from the carbon tax, if any existed, to reduce the labour and capital taxes.’
- ‘The revenue-neutral carbon tax is a step in the right direction and has the potential to generate enough support from industry and environmentalists to become a viable policy.’
- ‘His Cabinet has rejected proposals for emissions trading, a carbon tax and to increase Australia's target for clean, renewable energy.’
- ‘We also agree with the Government's position that the carbon tax should be revenue neutral.’
- ‘A carbon tax is a tax on the use of energy.’
- ‘It says the government needs to introduce a charge for the right to produce carbon dioxide, through for example a carbon tax or a system of tradable emissions permits.’
- ‘The environmental carbon tax already goes to fund the European Central Bank.’
- ‘You might see the value of nuclear facilities rise if the world moves toward some sort of a carbon tax.’
- ‘He would put a carbon tax on things like coal and fossil fuels so that his precious little windmills would then become more efficient.’
- ‘The Greens believe the best way to recycle the income from the carbon tax is to reduce the income tax on the first $5000 that everybody earns.’
- ‘We have promises of cuts in the carbon tax, in company tax, and in income tax, and we have promises of no cuts in services.’
- ‘They will not be paying a carbon tax, and we will be charging ourselves a carbon tax.’
- ‘It would introduce a carbon tax and a windfall levy on development land.’
- ‘The carbon tax is a market-based mechanism designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.’
- ‘The government's decision to abandon the proposed carbon tax was influenced by the discovery that almost 20 per cent of the fuel bought in the state is not used here.’
- ‘We have exempted our farming communities from the carbon tax until 2012.’
carbon tax/ˈkärbən taks/
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.