Skip to comments.Carbon taxes 'to ease fuel poverty'
Posted on 02/26/2012 11:52:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Billions raised from carbon taxes should be used to lift millions of households out of fuel poverty, a coalition of charities and businesses has urged.
Research for the "energy bill revolution" campaign suggests 6.4 million households are in fuel poverty in the UK, forced to spend more than a tenth of their income on bills to keep their houses warm.
Based on projections for costs of gas and take-up of Government policies to improve energy efficiency of homes, the study warned the number of households in fuel poverty could rise by 40% to 9.1 million by 2016. This would mean one in three homes was suffering from fuel poverty in the year the Government had set as a target to eradicate the problem.
However, revenues from carbon taxes are expected to raise £4 billion a year over the next 15 years - money which could be used to lift 87% of suffering homes out of fuel poverty and make the rest as efficient as houses being built today.
The study by energy efficiency experts Camco suggests the funding could allow 600,000 homes a year to receive grants averaging £6,500 to install insulation and take other steps to make them more efficient. The move could create 30,000 to 50,000 new jobs directly, and up to 200,000 in the wider economy, cut £310 from household bills, and deliver up to four times the carbon reductions of the Government's planned energy efficiency programmes....
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It’s sad that people are this dumb/gullible!
uhhhhh, uhhhhh, uhhhhh, this is too stupid to even waste the time to come up with a sarcastic response
Just how d@mned dumb do these politicians think people are?
I know, knowlege is limited, but stupidity is boundless....
Billions raised from carbon taxes should be used to lift millions of households out of fuel poverty...
It's not the ridiculousness of the attempts to repackage and sell global warming over and over, that's what hucksters do - "same old sh!t in a brand-new package!" - what's irksome is that no one seems to even notice it any more.
Note that if it was a free enterprise system, with normal accounting, the fuel savings only have a 21 year payback for the initial investment.
Any money collected goes into the general fund and politicians spend it on whatever they want....not on some silly “fuel poverty”.
What a line! I agree. Obama will eat this idea up....ranks right up there with King George.
After that $1000 winds its way through the government, it will be more like $100 when it gets to the home owner.
The carbon tax will raise the price of energy wiping out any benefit to its recipients. It's the same over here where utlities are required to provide help in weatherizing homes so people can save money on energy.
Then -- after it's worked and energy usage drops -- the state grants rate increases to the utilities to compensate them for the reduced consumption. And don't even get me started on how raising the minimum wage causes prices to go up.
Wait! Where will the carbon taxes come from then?
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
“CETA?” You just showed your age! It was JTPA for many years and now I don’t know what name they’re using.
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