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France Revives Push for Carbon Tax on Energy-Intensive Imports

French President Francois Hollande said Europe should consider introducing a carbon tax on imported goods from regions without climate protection policies, reviving an idea mooted more than three years ago.

“We shouldn’t have to choose between the competitiveness of European companies and the fight against global warming,” Hollande said today in a speech at an environment conference in Paris. “Urgency on the climate requires a shock reaction on an international scale.”