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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    I dunno about you, but can't wait for the trading of emissions and carbon credits to begin. :rolleyes:

    What a shirade.


    Carbon price 'to cost poor $1000pa'

    By Peter Williams

    April 27, 2008 03:37pm

    THE introduction of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) in two years could cost poor households up to $1300 a year, mainly through higher fuel costs, a report says.

    The research released today by the Brotherhood of St Laurence found a price on carbon would add an average $938 a year to low-income households in Victoria, or $18 a week.

    Assuming a carbon price of $35 a tonne and no government benefits or changed behaviour, poor rural residents would be hardest hit, with household costs ballooning by an annual $1173 to $1306.

    In outer Melbourne suburbs where people are more reliant on cars for transport, expenses are forecast to rise by $1164 to $1220 a year.

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23605767-5005961,00.html
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    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    What is the ETS you ask?


    So, how's it working out in Europe so far?

    Now here's a shocker.
    http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/2008/05/01/5437121-sun.html
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    #24 Jersey

    I've been saying this for a while - this sh!t may be unecessary but it's not free. The same people who want to control others' lifestyles are the same ones who worry about the poor; well, it's going to cost the poor money unless they do what they always do and pass along the costs to the rich.

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