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meh.... would you really expect anything else? The planet will be fine. It's the human race is finding more clever ways to off itself. 

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2 hours ago, Foreverslow said:

.. along with the private jets of the "beautiful people"

Oh the hypocrisy...

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/yachts-be-exempt-eus-carbon-pricing-plan

A recent Warming conference in Switzerland saw 85 private jets arrive carrying attendees.

If they have to pay taxes on them, how will they be able to save the world?

I read a story about Al Gore that described his personal life. I calculated that he used more energy to heat the swimming pool at one of his mansions than my wife & I use in total each year.

Only the little people pay taxes.

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Non commercial fuel tax?   Of course the rich people will just keep the toys as business assets and claim the underage girls they entertain are casual labor.    That would also complicate the grub hub type delivery business.   

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Title and article text are misleading. The carbon pricing plan is only for ships with a greater than 5000 Gross Tonnage and only specifically excludes ships like fishing and military vessels. Yachts are not mentioned.  To say only big yachts are exempt would simply be false.

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/t-e-eu-carbon-pricing-scheme-lets-too-many-small-ships-off-the-hook

Full text:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/fueleu_maritime_-_green_european_maritime_space.pdf

 

That being said, carbon emissions by yachts should be taxed. Regardless of their size.

 

 

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21 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

A recent Warming conference in Switzerland saw 85 private jets arrive carrying attendees.

If they have to pay taxes on them, how will they be able to save the world?

I read a story about Al Gore that described his personal life. I calculated that he used more energy to heat the swimming pool at one of his mansions than my wife & I use in total each year.

Only the little people pay taxes.

According to our former president, only stupid people pay taxes.  

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