[ExI] Dollar a gallon gas was Rationality and Irrationality

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Dec 21 08:38:33 UTC 2007

On Dec 19, 2007, at 7:21 AM, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:

>> At 08:09 AM 12/18/2007, Kevin Freels wrote:
>> snip
>>> More money needs to be spent on R&D to make these products
>>> available. I like where you are going with this though. How about a
>>> $1.50 per gallon gas guzzler tax on all passenger vehicles that get
>>> less than 30 mpg and use that money to directly fund alternative  
>>> R&D.
> ### Great Idea!
> But, why not get serious, and impose a tax on all homes with more than
> 100sq.ft per occupant - after all, home heating and cooling puts out
> so much carbon dioxide? We all could fit into 1/10th of available
> apartment space!

I know this is tongue in cheek but actually power plants are much more  
efficient producers of energy per unit of pollution that cars and  
trucks are.   So staying home in your nice warm house full of  
electrical gadgets is a generally a win over driving about.

- s

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