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brd at iimetro.com.au
Sun Mar 20 10:14:05 AEDT 2011
On 20/03/2011 9:05 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> The brains behind the Australian government's carbon pricing proposals
> (who are mostly from ANU) suggest most of the carbon tax money be given
> back as tax cuts and pension increases. Some funding would be used on
> projects for energy saving and renewable energy. The cost of petrol and
> electricity will go up proportional to the carbon emissions they
> produce. This will lower consumption and encourage investment in energy
> saving and renewable production. Professor Garnaut favours a gradual
> price increase:
> My suggestion would be a high initial carbon price allowing a large tax
> cut and welfare increases, under the slogan: "Great Big Carbon Tax Cuts
> for Everyone":
Bjorn Lomborg thinks that making carbon more expensive is dumb, very
expensive and won't actually solve the problem.
see Bjorn Lomborg: A smarter approach to climate change
I tend to support Bjorn's approach - i.e. make sure you are solving the
problem. He says - make green energy cheaper, not carbon more expensive
- so spend money on R&D.
email: brd at iimetro.com.au
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