Friday, February 01, 2013

Why You Pay More

Here is one example of the fossil fuels subsidies i talk about (where society rewards the burning of fossil fuels). This one comes as a quick image from Environment Victoria.

fossil fuel subsidy mean consumers pay more for fuel than mining companies do

While Australian motorists pay 38 cents per litre in tax, mining companies get a tax refund on their fuel bill. It's called the Fuel Tax Credits scheme, and costs Australia around $6 billion per year.

Environment Victoria has more information this and other fossil fuel subsidies, and an opportunity for you to take action.

UPDATE: There is also an online petition aiming for 100,000 signatures

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