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Cars and Global Warming: 4 Ways Climate Change Won't Drive New Gas Taxes

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 02:39 PM

Cars release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through gas emissions. New gas taxes are proposed as a way to reduce the emissions that may contribute to global warming. As a result, motorists drive less and fuel producers try to find methods that provide cleaner, efficient energy, according to climate change activists. However, the tax method isn't a guarantee.

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Here are four reasons climate change won't drive new gas taxes:

1. A shift toward renewable sources could result in the feeling that no new gas tax hikes are necessary. As citizens lean more toward alternative energy for their car and home needs, the use of fossil fuels that create carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced. According to UT San Diego, government mandates that replace fossil fuels with cleaner sources of energy would also decrease greenhouse gases. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal would cut the use of fossil fuels in half with the goal of using renewable resources for half of the state's electricity within 15 years.

2. Car manufacturers have been making great strides in producing fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of climate change concerns. Motorists are getting better mileage out of their vehicles while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Automakers continue to find eco-friendly ways to enhance a car's performance through advanced technologies.

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3. There could be strong opposition to reducing energy needs because of higher taxes. Americans love to drive. They've played their part in buying cars that reduce emissions into the atmosphere, even purchasing electric cars and hybrids. People have other needs that use energy sources. They might oppose new gas taxes when electricity rates are rising for their homes.

4. Proposals to raise gas taxes might not necessarily mean higher taxes, according to some politicians and lobby groups, reports UT San Diego. Plans include raising taxes on gas while lowering other taxes by the same amount, so there would be no net increase. A revenue-neutral carbon tax plan would offer dividends to taxpayers to help defray the cost of new gas taxes.

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