Monday, September 03, 2007

Carbon Positive

The Brits are not just carbon neutral, they are carbon positive.

Using previous international research into climate change, the report estimated that covering the social cost of carbon emissions would have cost £11.7 billion in 2005.

But receipts from green taxes such as fuel duty, road tax and the Climate Change Levy totalled £21.9 billion. On average every household in the UK paid £400 more in levies than it cost to cover their own footprint, the TPA claimed.
The British pound is currently worth about $2 American.

Evidently the Brits opinion on this (read the article) is that "Green" taxes are not about the environment they are about taxes. Al Gore is having a hard time fooling any one.

H/T Instapundit

Cross Posted at Classical Values and at The Astute Bloggers

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