Wisconsin Plan Proposes a New Economic System to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Wisconsin Plan Proposes a New Economic System to Reduce Greenhouse
To reduce its contributions to global warming, Wisconsin is
considering adopting a new economic system for the state that
supplements the annual incomes of citizens who drive less (or don't
drive at all), fly less (or not at all) and use less energy, per
capita, in their homes.
Under the "Wisconsin Conserves Now" plan", citizens are rewarded up
to a maximum of $8,400 a year by the state if they don't drive, fly
or obtain energy from fossil fuel combustion derived sources over the
year they are enrolled in the program. The money citizens earn is in
addition to the money they save by not purchasing unnecessary fuel or
electricity. The annual reward gradually diminishes with more
vehicle miles being driven or flown over the year, and with more
therms of energy used in the home.
Under the Wisconsin plan, the State of Wisconsin obtains the funds
for the program by raising tax rates on transportation fuels and on
fossil fuel derived electricity. Additional sources of funding is
accrues from the state not having to over invest in costly
transportation and power plant infrastructure and the cost of
maintaining unnecessary facilities.
To read more about the Wisconsin plan, see "Conserve, NOW!" file, at:
Contact: Michael.Neuman@... or call 608-266-5428.