Re: Ask Congress and President Biden for a price on carbon!
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A properly carbon tax would reduce the use of carbon and encourage individuals and businesses to change their source of energy. It is cheaper than government subsidies and mandates because it allows the market to decide which is the best method for reducing carbon emissions.
If carbon taxes are high enough, then oil and gas companies won't flare so much oil and gas into the environment. It will raise prices but part of the tax could be rebated to consumers and part could be used to help individuals and businesses reduce their carbon emissions.
It would encourage the replacement of fuel guzzling vehicles with newer vehicles that get better gas mileage or use electricity.
This concept was used to reduce the production of fluorocarbons quite successfully.
On Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:58:32 AM CDT, Robert Virkus <contrarian0@...> wrote:
Are you in favor of massively increasing the price of gasoline at the pump? Or bleeding oil companies dry so they make no profit?
Would you like the gasoline supply to dry up overnight?
On Thursday, October 14, 2021, R. Michael Martin <mm@...> wrote: