More disturbing than this semantic jujitsu used to justify a broken campaign promise to not support a carbon tax is the twisted logic that it’s OK to double the tax because fuel prices fluctuate and, therefore, consumers won’t notice.
The current bill is, as one opponent put it, “a carbon tax one percentage point at a time.”
Supporters of a new boycott against Vermont companies that support a carbon tax say three state legislators have conflicts of interest on energy policy because of their ties to SunCommon.
Multiple anti-carbon tax groups are partnering in an effort to boycott Vermont companies whose CEOs are supporting a carbon tax in the Green Mountain State.
Carbon revenues? Bingo! The carbon tax! The tax we just agreed to forget because of the widespread opposition, its adverse economic effects and its futility in combating climate change.
Some folks are getting anxious that “progress” on passing carbon taxes at the state level has stalled nationwide. Media Matters, a nationwide left-wing group which got $10 million in contributions last year, decided it was time to place part of the blame on the Ethan Allen Institute.
Testimony from the Regulatory Assistance Project argued for more $600 million in new program funding over the next ten years. And, where will they get that $600 million? Carbon taxes.
As befits this complicated subject, the study discusses offers a wide range of alternative choices for legislators concerned about meeting the state’s GHG emission goals. Here are 12 questions and answers about the study.
One day, the electric bus “had trouble getting up the National Life hill,” leaving several state employees stranded at work.
Two leading energy policy professionals spoke before the House Energy and Technology on Tuesday to offer their views on the recent state-funded decarbonization study.
The Legislature’s paid consultant says the proposed carbon taxes won’t work. Most Vermont emissions don’t come from a handful of power plant smokestacks; they come from hundreds of thousands of automotive tail pipes and furnaces and woodstove chimneys.