Posted by: rotenochsen | November 14, 2009


goreECOLOGYUNGENERALThe Dutch government said Friday it wants to introduce a “green” road tax by the kilometre from 2012 aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent and halving congestion.

“Each vehicle will be equipped with a GPS device that tracks how many kilometres are driven and when and where. This data will be then be sent to a collection agency that will send out the bill,” the transport ministry said in a statement.
Ownership and sales taxes, about a quarter of the cost of a new car, will be scrapped and replaced by the “price per kilometre” system aimed at cutting the Netherlands’ carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent.
“Traffic jams will be halved and it helps the environment,” the ministry said.
Dutch motorists driving a standard family saloon will be charged 3 euro cents per kilometre (seven US cents per mile) in 2012. That would increase to 6.7 cents (16 US cents per mile) in 2018, according to the proposed law.
Every vehicle type will have a base rate, which depends on its size, weight and carbon dioxide emissions.

.It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel 

LORD Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity.

Climate change commitments of different countries Like with a bank account, a statement would be sent out each month to help people keep track of what they are using.
If their “carbon account” hits zero, they would have to pay to get more credits.
Those who are frugal with their carbon usage will be able to sell their unused credits and make a profit.

Lord Smith will call for the scheme to be part of a “Green New Deal” to be introduced within 20 years when he addresses the agency’s annual conference on Monday.
An Environment Agency spokesman said only those with “extravagant lifestyles” would be affected by the carbon allowances. Everyone in Britain should have an annual carbon ration and be penalised if they use too much fuel, the head of the Environment Agency will say.

Many In Britain realize that this is just another way of taking money from the earners to support the welfare programs that drag down the economy in England, and soon will destroy our economy here in the USA if Obama and his sycophants prevail in the Cap and Tax Bill.
We still do not know if Obama will visit Copenhagen for the meeting of the Worlds wealth distribution conference, masquerading as Kyoto II. I believe he will attend if his slippery tongue can convince China to go along with the conference agreement, even though they wil never in a million years abide by any agreement they sign.
At any rate, some USA representative will attend and agree to all the redistribitionists want. You can be sure it will cost millions if not billions of dollars from Americans tax payers to pay” tribute”( aka: ransom) to Third World nations for our “polluting the air” that they breath!

As Obama prepares to visit Communist China he made no reference to the lack of co-operation that China has demonstrated for air quality and only vaguely mentioning human rights in the speech he gave in Tokyo.
He said: “On China, Obama called for harnessing China’s clout to make progress on shared interests like weapons proliferation, a more solid global economy and climate agreements.Fat chance the Chinese will curtail their pollution at the cost of slowing down their quest for economic domination!

Obama will receive accolades and be treated in a royal way because the Chinese Communists recognize that he is a Marxist at heart, but the promises and prosaicisms he receives will be the same as he presently gives to his Commander in the field of war in Afghanistan–JUST empty words!


And while the hot air is coming out of the Obama administration, the UN is crafting a plan that makes blood spurt to my brain!
– A new United Nation’s global warming treaty is expected to give some of the world’s worst polluters–such as the communist People’s Republic of China–and some of the world’s wealthiest nations–such as the oil-rich United Arab Emirates–a license to continue freely pumping carbon into the atmosphere while restricting the emissions of the United States.
The United States will be joining other countries next month in attending “climate talks” in Bonn, Germany, in preparation for the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties 15 (COP15) climate-change summit that will take place in Copenhagen in December.


At the meeting, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will oversee the drafting of an international treaty that will allow some of the world’s wealthiest nations and worst polluters to avoid the legally binding regulations on carbon emissions and greenhouse gases expected in the document.


Countries categorized by the United Nations as Annex 1 Parties, including the United States and much of the industrialized world, are considered developed nations that will not be harmed by controlling carbon emissions. Non-annex I Parties, on the other hand, are countries considered to be “developing” or have “economies in transition.”


These Non-annex 1 countries such as China – which emits the most carbon emissions of any country in the world, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Top 20 Countries for CO2 Emissions–will be able “sign on” to the treaty but will not be legally bound by it. And some of the world’s wealthiest nations, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are on the Non-annex 1 Parties list.


“It’s very political,” Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst on energy and the environment at the conservative Heritage Foundation, told “It has as much to do with what nations are willing to accept than per capita wealth or per capita usage of fossil fuels.”
“In an interconnected world, power does not need to be a zero-sum game, and nations need not fear the success of another,” he said.
He also said the United States “will never waver in speaking up for the fundamental values that we hold dear.” And yet, clearly hoping to avoid overly irritating Beijing, Obama named none of the many and serious specific human rights concerns with respect to China, including Tibet, where authorities have suppressed religious freedom and national aspirations. Except for the brutal regime in Myanmar, he spoke only generally about human rights and democratic values.


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