Re: AMD's well may be running dry
- From: davidc@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 17 Mar 2007 10:46:29 -0700
On Mar 16, 8:21 pm, "AEF" <spamsink2...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mar 16, 10:43 am, dav...@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mar 15, 3:40 pm, JF Mezei <jfmezei.spam...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What is really needed is a per capita CO2 emission target adjusted for latitude
(to take into account heating costs for survival in winter). And you also need
a "fossil fuel added tax" similar to a VAT to help for fair accounting.
That's nuts. So, where does this "tax" go? It sure doesn't make the
oil any more or less polluting. Maybe it will go in investments in
No, but by making use of oil more expensive it encourages people to
use less of it, which reduces the total pollution. I remember learning
about this in college: the method of taxing pollution.
Pollution (toxic chemicals) is what the course was about, I'd bet, not
CO2 as a pollutant. Otherwise, you've probably only recently
graduated and haven't learned that academic theory and real life
aren't always the same thing.
Very few energy sources we current use don't produce CO2, those that
don't often have other hazards or problems. By "taxing" CO2
production, you basically raise the price of everything, and you have
the status quo with a different pricing tier.
And none of you guys want to answer the question: Where does this tax
money go? It's going into SOMEONE's pocket, and I doubt it's going to
be into one that's going to do anything about the problem - since that
would disrupt their new-found income stream.
Do you have a suggestion that is immune to abuse?
Supply and Demand. Sell something to someone that they want, that can
be made marketable. For instance, insulation and such is a godo
business around here in Texas (it get's a little hot). Why? Because
is saves you money. Yeah, it has the nice side effect of "saving the
planet", but that's not why most people do it - it's because it make
I tell you, when I can replace my shingles on my house with effective
solar-cell's that let me house generate it's own power for the A/C
during the day, I'm all for it. I'm all for alternative energies, but
it has to work, or it's not that alternatice.
Like I've said before, I believe in getting rid of fossil fuels,
because it's not replaceable.
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