Fuels Not Used in Internal Combustion Engines Carbon Tax Rate
Why oh why was Peat included in the BC Liberal Government's Carbon Tax?
My house's two main heating methods is natural gas (main part of the house) and electricity (secondary suite). If I keep the windows closed and curtains open, on a fine sunny spring day, I guess I can claim a third method, solar...... oh, oh, is Premier Christy Clark going to put a Carbon Tax on solar heating (like jolly old England)?
On November 3rd, 2010, I was tempted to ask El Gordo, and former Finance Minister Colin Hansen, why it was necessary to include Peat in their Carbon Tax, after all, as I remember from grammar school, Peat is a freshly hewed non-oil based renewable resource, like a tree.
Does our province have a map of where there are huge stockpiles of Peat?
How much revenue has been collected by the BC Liberals from users of Peat?
When I hear of people using Peat to Heat their homes, I invariably think of an image like this, from Ireland:
"What is Peat Moss?I can almost understand the BC Liberals' logic as to why a Carbon Tax is collected on fuels such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas, heating fuel like propane and coal, and tires, but peat.
Peat Moss in the truest sense is actually a family of wild growing mosses of the Sphagnum kind or family of mosses as it is scientifically known. Peat Moss, as used in gardening, is a fibrous, decomposed remains of these certain types of moss, which are found in very wet areas of the country. It is a highly prized natural plant food and can be used as a covering or mulch like substance for seeded areas."
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