Accepting taxation of fossil fuel use Green taxation
Many countries already tax the use of oil.
Green taxes raise a lot of revenue. But they have failed to change behaviour. Energy consumption, for example, continues to rise despite high fuel taxes because the choices available to consumers are too limited. To improve energy efficiency, taxation needs to cover all industry sectors, treat all fuels equally and be set at a rate that changes behaviour. Any revenue raised should be used to give manufacturers and consumers the opportunity and the incentive to reduce emissions.
2. Energy taxes deprive the poor from access to needed energy supplies (which are often subsidized for them).
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