Chile approves first carbon tax in South America

Chile approves first carbon tax in South America
Chile approves first carbon tax in South America

Chile approves first carbon tax in South America

Chile recently became the first country in South America to approve a carbon tax. The tax works to cut emissions from both industrial plants and cars. The country also has plans in the works for solar and wind energy. Marcelo Mena, Vice Minister of the Environment for the Chilean Government, is leading the push for sustainability both at his job and in his personal life. He joins us to tell us why Chile is the best country to lead the push against climate change in South America. (photo: Plans for a 100 MW Solar Facility to be built in Chile by SunEdison for CAP Mining. (PRNewsFoto/SunEdison))