Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ten climate policy ideas Julia or Tony could steal

Did you know that India has a tax on coal burning? No, neither did I. Thankfully Graham Readfearn's on the case and has an article on the ABC called "Ten climate policy ideas Julia or Tony could steal" where he investigates policies being used overseas to cut carbon emissions, including carbon taxes, electric car rebates, green roofs, solar hot water mandates and the rather intriguing Carbon Points rewards scheme in Korea.

Perhaps most surprising is the fact that India, a developing country, has introduced an (admittedly small) tax on burning coal which will go towards installing solar power, something that a rich country like Australia has been unable to achieve.

Check out the article.

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