Charles Komanoff


Carbon Taxes: The Heart of the Solution

I've given this PowerPoint presentation several times in 2006, including at a "Peak Oil" meeting and a Climate Crisis Coalition strategy meeting, both in NYC. The response has been positive, especially to the slide pointing up the limited potential to reduce oil use and carbon emissions with efficiency standards and subsidies. Another eye-opener is the slide showing how states and the federal government could apply revenues from carbon taxes to shift out of regressive taxes like sales taxes and employees' FICA contributions.

- C.K., Sept. 18, 2006