To cut emissions that cause climate change, tax carbon. A recent study of Texas’s energy system found that carbon taxes are cheaper, more efficient than other policies at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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We tried that here in aus. The mining industry threw their money and power at the media and soon public opinion about the carbon tax was the same as jerking off with sandpaper.

philmarcracken

Except then govt relies on those taxes and are then unmotivated to eliminate carbon. Same problem exists for carbon credits for pollution. They incentivize more pollution to keep the market going, rather than finding ways to eliminate the pollution.

DarthSanity

Taxes? Without providing an alternative? What planet are they from?

Ricosss

this is a bad idea. “I can afford to pollute, I’ve paid the taxes, I’ve nothing wrong”. Not the attitude we should be promoting.

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