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The Carbon Tax Debate

12 Oct
The Carbon Tax Debate

The Carbon Tax Debate

Australia’s Carbon Tax legislation has passed through the lower house. It’s now almost inevitable that it will become law, and Australia will have implemented a price on Carbon by 2012.

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Carbon Taxes vs Emissions Trading Schemes

28 Apr

I had been planning to write a post explaining the logic behind a Carbon Tax or an Emissions Trading Scheme. The schemes are almost equivalent, and the way they work to reduce pollution is like this : by making it more expensive to pollute, people pollute less. If you make the cost of pollution equal to the damage pollution causes, then people only pollute when it’s actually worth their while to do so.

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