[LINK] Carbon Tax

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Thu Feb 24 14:30:31 AEDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-24 at 03:01 +0000, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Does anybody know *exactly* HOW any new Carbon Tax would be spent?
> For example, our last 4 electricity bills, for a very similar usage:
> 17/07/2010  $394
> 17/09/2010  $496
> 15/11/2010  $524
> 17/01/2011  $602

My last electricity bill was well over $200 in credit, thanks to 12x140W
solar panels on my garage. Unsubsidised, too. Along with solar hot
water, we don't use that much leccy.

> So, aside from further discouraging electricity use, (which will not
> happen for us, we're already very electricity use conscious) exactly
> HOW would the Carbon Tax monies be spent? If it's just to discourage
> usage, then bugger-off. But, if it will somehow wean our electricity
> suppliers off from burning brown coal (unlikely?) then any tax is ok.

Hopefully it will be spent on subsidising or outright purchasing of
carbon-neutral generating capacity.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/kauer/                   +61-428-957160 (mob)

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