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Carbon tax can kickstart move to a profitable renewable energy economy

Once the purchase price of renewable energy generators is paid off (in a few years) for the rest of its life the plant provides essentially free energy!

Imagine the competitive advantage to Australian businesses in those few years when their energy costs are small compared to competitors relying on carbon-heavy energy.

A carbon tax provides the incentive for these business to reject the existing, inefficient energy supply, which is distorted by subsidies, has limited local control and pays profits to far-away shareholders.

Renewable energy a proven alternative, Central Western Daily BY ASHLEY BLAND 02 Jul, 2012   The carbon tax is not just about carbon; it’s also about challenging the level of consumerism that, combined with world population growth, is eroding the stability and resilience of our environment.

If it didn’t involve so much money for the biggest corporations on the planet I suspect we would have made much more
progress than we have. As individuals we tend not to like change. As organisations we strongly resist it.

More than 97 per cent of scientists and hence most nations accept that it would be wise to limit carbon emissions. The question is, how do we fairly distribute the wealth that our carbon-built economy creates?

Well, one answer is to create wealth without using as much carbon.
This is the elusive win-win for the environment and consumer
capitalism that means humans get what they want; just not at the
expense of other poor humans in far away countries or animals and
plants that are rarely seen and whose significance is often
misunderstood…….
there are proven, viable alternative sources of energy and materials that consume significantly less carbon. Renewable energy technology is already challenging the carbon-hungry model.

Once the purchase price of renewable energy generators is paid off (in a few years) for the rest of its life the plant provides essentially free energy!

Imagine the competitive advantage to Australian businesses in those few years when their energy costs are small compared to competitors relying on carbon-heavy energy.
A carbon tax provides the incentive for these business to reject the existing, inefficient energy supply, which is distorted by subsidies, has limited local control and pays profits to far-away shareholders.

It’s part of the search for new ways of doing business that account
for environmental impacts and, in so doing, minimise them. This is why
the countries that met at the Rio Earth Summit last week were
searching for new ways to achieve sustainable development – one that
accounts for all the things that contribute to our wellbeing. Having a
price on carbon is an essential first step in this quest.
http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/renewable-energy-a-proven-alternative/2609045.aspx

July 2, 2012 - Posted by | General News

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