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  • City unveils carbon tax plan (Portland, Oregon)

    11/08/2007 8:46:33 AM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 33 replies · 123+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | November 08, 2007 | DYLAN RIVERA
    Going green - Portland wants to charge builders who meet efficiency rules and pay those who exceed them CHICAGO -- In a bold move to curb the growth of greenhouse gas emissions from the Portland area, city officials plan to charge builders hundreds of dollars for each new home that is not extremely energy efficient. And it would require, as part of every existing home sale, that an energy efficiency report be done by home inspectors. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the carbon fee and inspection requirement would levy taxes upon builders who merely...
  • (Vanity) Campaign for Sustainable Government

    10/28/2006 2:06:28 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 597+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-28-2006 | grey_whiskers
    These ideas have been simmering for awhile. Just thought I’d throw them into the pot in time for election jib-jabbing. Ideas for commercial / political campaign. Call it “The campaign for sustainable government”… Advertisement I: Endangered species. Computer programmer--loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, to foreign-born workers overseas. In Connecticut, there are 20,000 unemployed programmers, with 70,000 H-1B Indian programmers on visas. Sand borer-fly: Halted construction on facility; for 8 lousy flies. Even the agency doing the work wasn't sure if they counted the same fly 8 times. (Show a flyswatter striking a table in slow motion). Voiceover: Isn't...