Fossil fuel usage must be taxed higher
The use of fossil fuels must be made more expensive so that people are incentivised to reduce or eliminate its use.
Importantly, the money raised through fuel duty needs to be used directly to offset the carbon emissions generated by the use of these fossil fuels.
Why the contribution is important
The use of fuel duty to off set the CO2e emissions generated by the fuel is vital to avoid Government stagnating on this issue. At present, the government is benefiting from the use of fossil fuels; this needs to stop to allow a new scheme to be developed.
For vehicles, it's suggested that road tax could be paid for based on usage; e.g., on registration the vehicle is taxed a set amount, if usage is less for the year, a credit can be given when paying for the following years road tax.
by kirsten on March 22, 2021 at 12:32PM