Most governments are using taxation to reduce carbon emissions and reduce energy consumption but isn't up to the government to try to offer alternative energy sources and if so shouldn't they be using more of the carbon tax money to research renewable sources of energy?
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I maust agree with most everything you say, our government (UK) takes most of the price of a (US) gallon of petrol which stands at about $8.50 in tax so i don't see them rushing to change things soon.
I question the objectivity of your you tube source. I the 70s we had a Middle East embargo. People panic and topped off their tanks every other day, causing an artificial shortage. Oil will be our primary fuel for a long time. Alternatives will come
Not sure about oil remaining the primary source. My money says in the next 15 years we will be driving cars powered by natural gas. It's already designed and in great abundance in the US. We are like the Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas.
Bravo on "carbon tax," but there is a lot of proof that fossil fuels are detrimental. But the same people who push "carbon tax" are the ones blocking alternative energy and pushing big oil.
The proof is very much in dispute by many scientist. The same scientist scientific bodies were telling us 35 years ago that the coming Ice Age was upon us and we should begin melting the polar ice caps to save ourselves from food shortages.
Having worked for "big oil" through a trade group--I assure you the oil industry is not pushing or supporting a carbon tax. It was the oil industry that defeated Clinton's BTU tax years ago--I was actively involved in that issue. Check my oil hubs.