Comments on: Tax-happy French eye carbon tax http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/22/tax-happy-french-eye-carbon-tax/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Dr Gideon Polya http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/22/tax-happy-french-eye-carbon-tax/comment-page-1/#comment-1252 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 05:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=1556#comment-1252 Many eminent scientists, economists and writers variously argue strongly FOR a global Carbon Tax that will directly put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and enable urgently required rapid transformation to a non-carbon economy. They variously argue AGAINST carbon pricing based on a Kyoto Protocol-based Cap-and Trade Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that is an indirect mechanism that has yet to show it works and which is clearly susceptible to market manipulation of the kind that produced the recent market collapse and global economic meltdown (see: http://sites.google.com/site/yarravalley climateactiongroup/carbon-tax-needed-not -cap-and-trade-emission-trading-scheme-e ts ).

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By: CTF http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/07/22/tax-happy-french-eye-carbon-tax/comment-page-1/#comment-1214 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 10:20:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=1556#comment-1214 Bravo to the French. Certainly the best way to stem the tide of global climate change is with a transparent and straightforward carbon tax. Not only does a carbon tax avoid the evasion and market manipulation inherent to cap and trade, it incentivizes green R&D and returns the revenue to the people. It’s the only solution that makes good sense. I can only hope that the Senate takes a look before it’s too late.

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