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Jun 24 2007

Carbon credit/debit system included in taxation system

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The idea would be to include information about your CO2 along with your taxes.

If you produced more CO2 than was allowed for an individual, you’d be assessed a fairly hefty extra amount, eg $1 per kg.

If you produced less CO2 than your allowance, you would be able to take $1 per kg off what you owed the government.

Imagine if this was a part of every taxation system around the world?

One thing that would certainly be required would be a system for transferring carbon offset payments from one tax jurisdiction (eg Australia) with high average consumption rates, to those with lower average consumption rates (eg Chad). This system would have the twin benefits of bringing CO2 production under tighter control while also delivering unprecedented levels of foreign aid. I might have to pay an extra $1000 for the CO2 produced by my new 4WD, while a poor farm worker in rural Mexico might get $5000 for producing 20% of the CO2 I do.

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Jun 24 2007

Lifetime CO2 rating system

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What if all energy consuming devices had to come with an energy efficiency rating and a lifetime carbon emission rating?
And what if these ratings were part of a system of personal carbon accounts that was built into the national taxation system?
And what if these ratings were a mandatory inclusion on all packaging and advertising for energy consuming devices?

What I envision would be a mandatory label something like this:

Annual emissions – average use (2000 hours): 0.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide
Annual emissions – light use (1000 hours): 0.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide
Annual emissions – heavy use (3000 hours): 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide

Manufacture & transport embodied emissions: 0.08 tonnes

Each time you bought something, your personal annual carbon account would have the heavy use + embodied amount deducted.

Light users would be able to recover the excess each year when their total carbon allowance is calculated along with their ordinary taxes.

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Apr 01 2007

using lightbox plug in

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Add a rel=”lightbox” attribute to any link tag to activate the lightbox or rel=”lightbox[roadtrip]” for image set.

eg: Gardens

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Apr 01 2007

wordpress starting point

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Could I use wordpress to combine my wiki, mag writing, website writing, picture taking etc?

Use rss to publish to particular locations – or from them (say getting articles in from writely)

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