The Carbon Tax?


There are differing views on whether this carbon tax will actually reduce emissions ? Frankly, I’m still in the undecided group. I do understand the theory, if gas costs more we will use less. However, I still see large numbers of gas guzzling trucks on the roads. Indeed many dealerships would tell you the trucks are a best seller. I wonder why the government think another tax is the best route to take. For an example, with a PEI household electricity bill, we get a lower rate after we have used a certain amount of power. Surely if this was reversed and the first amount was cheaper, people would work to save electricity rather than over use and pay a premium. If instead of rebates from the carbon tax, the federal government offered
people grants for things like the installation of solar panels. Rebates on electric and hybrid vehicles, rebates on heat pumps. Provide better transit services to rural areas. Create tax incentives with manufactures to build low cost energy efficent small homes. Through tax incentives help local businesses compete with big box stores. Encourage school children to bring their lunches in recyclable containers. These are just little things that we all can do and it will make a difference. I’m sure there are hundreds of other ways to combat climate change . I don’t think a carbon tax alone is what we need. Nevertheless, provinces arguing and fighting with the feds is certainly not the answer. God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to The Carbon Tax?

  1. Francis Gallant says:

    ” ….. a lower rate after we have used a certain amount of power.” This really surprises me. Someone must be making a few nickels on that deal! Even in México, when we reach a certain amount of electricity use, the cost increases.
    When you say, “I don’t think a carbon tax alone is what we need,” I go along with that. Maybe we need a carbon tax but not only a carbon tax will solve the problem.

  2. irishroverpei says:

    The electricity rate is set this way to favour industry farming etc who use more power. We islanders are not important !

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