The argument over
how to ensure that our world survives into the next millennium is likely to
rage on for a long time.
has one answer, more tax, more tax, more tax.
- They have promoted Carbon Credits,
which don’t actually force anyone to reduce carbon output, but have
generated a market in the credits, which government takes a cut from.
- They have increased duties on fuel, and
in turn VAT in an attempt to stop people travelling so much.
- They are looking at road charging to
stop people travelling so much.
- They have introduced Passenger tax on
airlines to penalise us for travelling so much.
- And they are going to introduce in London exhaust emissions tax of £25 per day
for travelling through London (except London buses, which are exempt, although
70pct of all London buses don’t meet existing emission
There is however
a better way, that is better cars, more fuel efficient cars, cars that put out
fewer carbon emissions, and therefore better for the planet.
- The car manufactures don’t want it,
it means doing something, and they want to charge us up to 30pct more for
- The Oil companies don’t want it,
because it means that we would be buying less of their products, hitting
- The government don’t want it, because
they would lose out on the taxes on the fuel, congestion charging and road
- The Green lobby don’t want it,
because it upsets their loony left agenda.
We must be able
to get government to agree to force car manufactures to take up the new
technologies to enable green cars, but not at the expense of the tax payer, so
forget any more of the stupid left wing satellite tracking and taxation schemes.
The drive for
more efficient cars is being driven in the US by the state of California, who are demanding a 34 pct reduction in
emissions, but the car manufacturers are taking them to court in an attempt to
get this stopped.
engineers have a solution. On the 1st March 07, they made the
engineers at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today unveiled a minivan
design that shows automakers can build affordable vehicles with existing
technology that would meet or exceed global warming pollution standards for
cars and trucks adopted by California and 10 other states.
currently fighting these standards in court.
dubbed the UCS Vanguard, features off-the-shelf engine, transmission and
fueling systems and other technologies that would save consumers money,
maintain vehicle safety and performance, and cut global warming pollution by
more than 40 percent.
All of the
technologies in the Vanguard are in vehicles on the road today, but automakers
have yet to combine them all in one single package. (For a computer-generated
animation of the Vanguard's features and the full report, go to www.ucsusa.org/UCSVanguard.)
announcement confirms that we already have the technology and the tools to
combat climate change and that now it is simply a question of the political
will,” said Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski.
Oregon adopted the California tailpipe standard in 2005. “Oregon is committed to transitioning to a new
generation of cleaner vehicles, and this project demonstrates a clear path
forward. It is my hope this will encourage the rest of the nation to join Oregon and the other states already pledged to
reduce auto emissions.”
now need to force the UK GOVERNMENT to look seriously at automotive technology,
not taxes, taxes, taxes.
the cycle of taxation.
the Oil Company lobby.
the Green lobby loony left policies.