Comments on: A clear and fair incentive to pollute less http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: huntpeter http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/comment-page-1/#comment-356662 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:42:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20402#comment-356662 It is a nice idea. If today, we rewarded a person for less pollution, then it will make a good impact over other people. They will also be encouraged to save our environment.
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By: EUlosers http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/comment-page-1/#comment-348594 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:41:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20402#comment-348594 I hardly use any carbon, I travel most places by bicycle, now why should i be taxed for flying once a year when the rest of the year i use hardly any carbon?

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By: JohnAA http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/comment-page-1/#comment-348593 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 09:01:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20402#comment-348593 @OneOfTheSheep Assuming you are not a climate sceptic, how would *you* go about addressing the spiralling emissions from the commercial aviation sector. (Surely military aviation sector emissions are likely to drop due to budget squeezes and increasing use of drones).

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By: ndf424 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/comment-page-1/#comment-348592 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:35:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20402#comment-348592 I won’t go into a lot of detail on climate change except to say that in my mind the link between human activities and climate change hasn’t been shown in more than an anecdotal or circumstantial fashion.

What I will say is that I think the EU law’s requirement that we set up a carbon exchange in the U.S. is a bit of an over-step that goes well beyond anything we’ve seen before. Yes, the U.S. requires additional security screening at an airport for weapons on flights inbound to the U.S., but forcing the U.S. to establish a carbon exchange is more akin to the U.S. forcing the EU to allow our second amendment gun rights (guns to be purchased everywhere by anyone who is a responsible citizen) AND THEN forcing additional inspections at the airport.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/comment-page-1/#comment-348591 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 06:53:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20402#comment-348591 The money raised through the cap-and-trade system: is it ring-fenced for supporting environmental initiatives? How exactly is it spent? Is there some way we can find out?

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/10/31/a-clear-and-fair-incentive-to-pollute-less/comment-page-1/#comment-348590 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 02:37:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20402#comment-348590 An excellent illustration of European environmental myopia.

Europe would purport to insinuate itself into the business of air commerce upon which the wealth of nations the world over depend? Obviously the country of Backwardistan, having no aircraft at all, will delight in selling it’s “fair share” of global “credits” to companies that actually fly planes.

Of course it is politically incorrect to point out that military aircraft engines and missions put out far more hydrocarbons, etc. in “normal” operation than civilian “for profit” jets. These aren’t affected. Those hydrocarbons can be ignored because you can’t put a price on national security (even if most of that is “insured” by the military of the good ol’ U.S. of A and paid for by U.S. Taxpayers).

It doesn’t matter if “the actual cost for the airlines would be only around $1 to $2″ because they aren’t going to be on the “hook” for it. Even business fliers are getting tired of all these little added charges that come out of nowhere without rhyme, reason or notice. It’s like being incessantly “nibbled to death by ducks”.

Eventually a passenger that was thinking of crossing the pond to talk about some future shared economic venture will look at the ever-increasing cost and stay home. Works for me.

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