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Re: [Fsfe-uk] ZDNet Carbon-neutral PC runs Vista (not Free software)

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] ZDNet Carbon-neutral PC runs Vista (not Free software)
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:05:13 +0100
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Chris Croughton <address@hidden> wrote: [...]
> You want to compare it with another regressive and useless tax?  Since
> when did road tax put any noticable number of people off buying 4x4
> guzzlers?  All it does is penalise people who use their putatively
> less-efficient cars in a more efficient manner.

It seems so-called green taxes may be useless in changing buying habits.

Point of information: the different levels of road tax/vehicle excise
duty/road fund licence pricing are having no effect on Europe yet:
"CO_2 emission rates from *new cars* are down by just 0.2 percent on
last year" [p73, The Observer Magazine, 16 September 2007].

Or would it change if a green tax was payable on purchase price,
clearly labelled?

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