Should the US focus on combatting climate change instead of continuing our fossil fuel dependency?
We could also ask: Should we continue to build fuel-efficient cars or go back to the horse and buggy?
But there will no doubt be those with other points of view. Hope they respond.
Both - we cannot simply stop progress and force people to pay more for energy just to appease a portion of the people. What we can do is work on better and more cost effective means of green energy - when the citizens see lower prices, they'll switch. Value and efficiency will be a winning strategy in the long run, not higher prices and poor applications
Yes, agreed. Also, they could not penalize people for being efficient. Example: Here in CA they pushed for everyone to buy electric/hybrid cars. A lot did. Now, they want to tax owners of said cars because they aren't paying enough for fuel. Crazy.
Sounds like the three card buearucratic Monty to me.....when the regular citizen gets the short end of the stick, then we all have a problem
The state is raising gas and diesel taxes to repair roads. Electric vehicles don't use much gas, so the state is charging owners $100/yr. to fairly balance it out.
http://www.insidesources.com/california … tric-cars/
Yes! It is sad that we are disputing whether climate change is real, despite all the overwhelming evidence. We need to focus on what is best for us as a society and combatting climate change is paramount.
The US should absolutely focus on renewable, clean energy, and slow its contribution to global warming. The time to get off fossil fuels has long since passed. With all the deregulating going on right now, we're going backwards.
When it's "cheap" then people will start to switch
Fossil fuels are only "cheap" to buy because of government subsidies. Your tax dollars are paying for cheap gas. If those subsidies went toward renewables, they'd be "cheap", and wouldn't be as damaging to the environment.
How is Carbon Tax and Carbon sharing helping the climate?
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