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November 12, 2008

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christian louboutin

Market based solutions are the best way to reduce greenhouse gases. I’d prefer a carbon tax, preferably a revenue neutral form in which funds gained are paid back to citizens on a per person basis.

pandora

A further note, as proposed, the cap-and-trade proposal would not go into effect until 2012 with the transportation components (not yet set out) going into effect in 2015. In this, they seem to have the priorities backwards. Transportation should come first.

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The question is, does the upside of these emerging trends outweigh the downside of significantly higher power rates? Angus Duncan, president and CEO of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, believes it does. He argues that advances in energy efficiency will ultimately cancel out the increase in electricity rates, which are expected to go up about 30% under cap and trade. “Prices will go up, but consumption will go down,” Duncan predicts. “The cost of compliance will be right around zero.”

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The question is, does the upside of these emerging trends outweigh the downside of significantly higher power rates? Angus Duncan, president and CEO of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, believes it does. He argues that advances in energy efficiency will ultimately cancel out the increase in electricity rates, which are expected to go up about 30% under cap and trade. “Prices will go up, but consumption will go down,” Duncan predicts. “The cost of compliance will be right around zero.”

louboutin

To a certain extent the overall result of the transition would be a version of out with the old and in with the new, except the biggest winner of all may end up being the timber industry.

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