Rhein on Energy and Climate

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Whatever the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Conference, humanity will need a simple and effective tool for making fossil energy increasingly more expensive and renewable energies relatively cheaper. An excise tax on coal, oil and gas would constitute such a tool. • The tax should be specific and not ad valorem, levied at the import… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Against all odds, France is rapidly taking the pole position among EU member countries in the battle against climate change. It was under the French EU Presidency in the second half of 2008 that the EU succeeded in adopting its climate packing providing for a 20 percent reduction of its green house gas emissions by… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein