View Full Version : France set to impose carbon tax

09-10-2009, 05:02 PM

The tax will be introduced next year and will cover the use of oil, gas and coal, he said.

The new tax will be 17 euros (15) per tonne of emitted carbon dioxide (CO2). It will be phased in gradually.

It will apply to households as well as enterprises, but not to the heavy industries and power firms included in the EU's emissions trading scheme.

Most electricity in France - excluded from the new carbon tax - is nuclear generated.

Mr Sarkozy said revenues from the new tax would be ploughed back into taxpayers' pockets through cuts in other taxes and "green cheques".

09-10-2009, 09:11 PM
Sarkozy calls for carbon tax on imports; Economists warn on consequences...


“I will not accept a system ... that imports products from countries that don’t respect the rules [on carbon emission reductions],” he said in a speech to factory workers in the eastern Ain region of France.

“We need to impose a carbon tax at [Europe’s] borders. I will lead that battle.”

09-12-2009, 07:55 AM
deconstructionism, national protectionism, , confiscatory taxation, artificial markets run by welfarism; All based on lies and deceit. If you really want to save the planet and human civilization then chain back the government. Instead we are enabling the elevation of dictators and despots.

09-13-2009, 01:47 AM