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Monday, February 27, 2017

Carbon tax expected to lead to higher electricity prices

Click HERE (ST Sat Feb 25 Page A6)

-Singapore way of helping to save the envmt....
-carbon tax can spur innovation and switch to green tech...
-carbon tax n hike in water pricing can increase business cost and work against the demands of the economy....
-together with the 30% hike in water pricing, the imposition of the carbon tax falls under the category of hostile policies that include the likes of GST hike, ERP, COE etc that are not popular with the masses....Their implementation can be examples to show that our govt is a pragmatic one that is not held hostage to short term goals even thought we are a democratic country....

Fro those who did the competition AQ where there's one argument about how political competition pressures govt to ditch long term for short term goals so that they can have something to show (a report card) to the electorate to earn their votes in the next election (typically 4-5year cycle, i.e. short term)

Qn: In your society, how well are the demands of the economy and the environment 
 balanced? (Cam. 2015)