I was asked to give ideas on How can Governments Promote Clean Energy:

Educational programs for the young on the tough choices on energy.

Credit strengthening of alternative energy ventures with poor financing.

Tax cars according to their emmissions.

Keep energy prices as is if they go down through taxes and only have them go up.

Idea for taxation: could we leave a part of our taxes discretionary and say that with 10% of it people can decide what they want to do. It would be like a referendum on the budget.

Change the standards for heating and air conditioning. We were all freezing in the room where the meeting was taking place!

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Antoin O Lachtnain on September 17, 2005  · 

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