Alberta Imposes Carbon Tax
Details so far:
$20/tonne in 2017 and $30/tonne in 2018.
Phasing out coal power electricity generation (coal power plants).
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ ... -1.3330153
Nov 22nd, 2015 3:41 pm
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Nov 22nd, 2015 4:36 pm
Not so. I have no idea where that carbon tax money is going so it's very unlikely that it will benefit me.
Nov 22nd, 2015 4:39 pm
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Nov 22nd, 2015 4:52 pm
You know business has no money they get it from consumers, impose a tax consumers pay or do you think the tooth fairy leaves the money for themgelato69 wrote: ↑Nov 22nd, 2015 4:36 pmNot so. I have no idea where that carbon tax money is going so it's very unlikely that it will benefit me.
BC already has a carbon tax. I did some research about BC's carbon tax. It's supposed to be revenue neutral but here's the sinister capitalist evil behind it. 2/3 of the carbon tax revenue is collected from consumers mostly at the gas pump and 1/3 is collected from business. When the revenue is paid out to make it "neutral", only 1/3 goes to consumers and 2/3 goes to business. It's a subsidy for the capitalists. By law, the stats on the BC carbon tax are open to the public.
Nov 22nd, 2015 8:14 pm
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Nov 22nd, 2015 8:21 pm
Very true, so why are we giving them subsidies if they are a mature technology that is mainstream?
Nov 22nd, 2015 9:10 pm
Renewables are massively subsidized already
Nov 22nd, 2015 9:18 pm
Nov 23rd, 2015 1:23 pm
Quentin5 wrote: ↑Nov 22nd, 2015 9:18 pmThey receive a fraction of the subsidies fossil fuels get and they are temporary in most cases, fossil fuels are permanent subsidies.
If we were to transfer all fossil fuel subsidies to renewables they would come down in cost much more quickly and it would not cost us any more money then we pay today since they would only be shifted from point A to point B.