Cheaper cleaner cars not Taxation to beat global warming.


The argument over
how to ensure that our world survives into the next millennium is likely to
rage on for a long time.

Government only
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
    standards).

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 products.
  • The Oil companies don’t want it,
    because it means that we would be buying less of their products, hitting
    their profits.
  • The government don’t want it, because
    they would lose out on the taxes on the fuel, congestion charging and road
    charging.
  • 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.

But the
engineers have a solution
.  On the 1st March 07, they made the
following press
release

Automotive
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.

Automakers are
currently fighting these standards in court.

The minivan,
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.)

“Today's
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.”


We
now need to force the UK GOVERNMENT to look seriously at automotive technology,
not taxes, taxes, taxes. 

Break
the cycle of taxation.

Break
the Oil Company lobby.

Break
the Green lobby loony left policies.

 

 


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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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