Exxon CEO Advocates Emissions Tax

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    Exxon CEO Advocates Emissions Tax - WSJ.com

    When the CEO of Exxon - by far the most important company opposing the global warming thesis - starts advocating for a tax on greenhouse taxes, you know the debate is pretty much over.
     
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    Hell I'm sure he'd rather the consumers all pay taxes----once the government gets a piece of that gold mine there is no way they are going push for alternative energies.
     
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    Taxes on conventional energy increase the cost of conventional energy, which increases the incentive to develop alternative forms of energy.
     
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    true---if the government would keep their noses out of it.
     
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    The government cannot keep their noses out of it. Just the action of eliminating the subsidies for coal and petroleum will change the equation. Alternative energies will also require a new grid, a grid going to places that are quite out of the way at present. A distributed grid would be a real plus for this nation, capable of picking up small homeowner generation as well as gigawatt point sources.
     

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