Far from Cascadia:

Australia, Japan, and Switzerland are designing carbon cap-and-trade systems—the Australian one may auction 100 percent of permits.

The European Union is gearing up to add aviation fuels to its carbon cap-and-trade system in 2012—a global first.

Canada’s federal election rages on over the Liberal Party’s proposed carbon tax shift.

And green taxes are getting serious attention in Hungary, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

All this more in the latest edition of my favorite newsletter: Green Budget News.

Ready for your weekend reading!