The Conservatives believe they can cut emissions without stopping oil exploration in Norway. Higher CO2 taxes could result in cuts by making it more expensive to pollute.
“In Norway, the issue of climate change has become very synonymous with the issue of oil and oil production. If we are to achieve our climate goals, then there are completely different areas where big changes must be carried out,” Erna Solberg told the newspaper Aftenposten.
Part of Solberg’s solution for cutting emissions is an increase in the CO2 tax, which would reduce emissions by making it more expensive to pollute.
Furthermore, the Conservatives want to give tax breaks to people with low incomes.
“We have carried out an electric car revolution based on large subsidies. Now the next step awaits: The big cuts in CO2 emissions going forward are about cutting emissions from trucks, heavy transport, and shipping.”
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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