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Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:57 AM

How A Carbon Tax Would Be Implemented

There are no solutions to complex problems except when the problem becomes so complex it must have a simple solution.

That is the paradox thrown up by global warming and the shattering report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report cries out for dramatic, simple remediation of the amount of carbon pumped into the atmosphere every day by industrial society.

The complex solution is a case-by-case, country-by-country, industry-by-industry, polluter-by-polluter remediation: power plants, automobiles, trucks, trains, ships, aircraft and manufacturers.

The simple solution to this complex problem is to tax carbon emissions: a carbon tax. Make no mistake, it would be tough. Some industries would bear the brunt and their customers would carry the burden -- initially a light burden growing to a heavier one.

The obvious place to start is with electric utilities. Those burning coal would get the heaviest penalty. Those burning natural gas the fuel favored by its low price and abundance in the nation -- some penalty, but not as heavy.


Read more: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/How-A-Carbon-Tax-Would-Be-Implemented.html


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TexasTowelie Oct 2018 #1
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:32 AM

1. I'm going to be forced to change my diet

if they tax my carbon emissions.

I guess that even the basics cost money now.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:36 AM

2. LOL! It's a really tough thing to cut back on!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 08:26 AM

3. Sacrifices...

...must be made.


If I, like you, am to be taxed on my "personal emissions", then my diet will have to be adjusted. A severe reduction in cruniferous vegetables may be in my future.

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