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Bernard Robertson-Dunn 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:
> <http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/initiatives/multi-party-committee/carbon-price-framework.aspx>.
> 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":
> <http://blog.tomw.net.au/2011/03/great-big-carbon-tax-cuts-for-everyone.html>.

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.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	brd at iimetro.com.au
website:	www.drbrd.com

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