Who Will Pay Australia’s Carbon Tax?
Who will be liable to pay the carbon tax is the big question that everyone is asking: investors, the public, and providers of solutions.
There is no publicly-available list.
Most recent data shows the largest emitters by company. The list can be viewed here.
However, the tax is only payable if a facility generates over 25,000 t/CO2e. Companies with facility emissions near that threshold will be working hard to reduce site emissions. A company can emit well over that threshold in aggregate without paying the tax – so long as the 25,000 t/Co2e threshold is not met at any given facility.
For now, the company carbon emissions list will provide a good idea of those that will have to pay the carbon tax. Now that greenhouse gas emissions have become a balance sheet and liability issue, public statements related to liability can be expected.