Worldisgreen Links 07/17/2008

  • tags: WiGLinks, carbon, trading, australia, govt

    • Well it’s hardly a surprise but the Government’s green paper tells us an emissions trading scheme will be costly.

      It will be inflationary and could push the price of electricity up by as much as 16 per cent.

      But to ease the pain, the Government has promised compensation for pensioners, motorists and low income households; and assistance for high emitting businesses.

      The Greens aren’t happy, and neither is the Opposition. But the broad outlines of the Governments design to reduce carbon pollution has been welcomed by the business community.

  • All of this raises the question of why the politically green huddle together in the same sorts of locations. Dr Kahn speculates that small initial differences in spatial attributes, such as being close to a beach or public transport, may create the initial seeds of green communities. “This in turn attracts ‘green businesses’,” he explains, “such as tofu restaurants and bike shops, and this in turn attracts more greens.” The process culminates when greens have enough political clout to elect politicians and enact green regulation that further enhances their community’s attractiveness to environmentalists.

    tags: WiGLinks, green, marketing, consumers

    • All of this raises the question of why the politically green huddle together in the same sorts of locations. Dr Kahn speculates that small initial differences in spatial attributes, such as being close to a beach or public transport, may create the initial seeds of green communities. “This in turn attracts ‘green businesses’,” he explains, “such as tofu restaurants and bike shops, and this in turn attracts more greens.” The process culminates when greens have enough political clout to elect politicians and enact green regulation that further enhances their community’s attractiveness to environmentalists.
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