Japan set to delay CO2 law, fossil fuel tax mulled

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TOKYO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Japan is unlikely to legislate pledged cuts in greenhouse gas emissions before U.N.-led climate talks in Mexico this month as lawmakers are focused on the economy, but its enactment in the new year could include a new tax on initial users of fossil fuels. Japan's pledge to cut emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 is government policy and one of the new green measures is expected to take shape by the end of the year, government officials and law makers ...

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