Is this the second sensible counter Kyoto step by a “First World” government that has signed on to the mess ? After Tony Blair harmed Kyoto a few weeks ago that is.
Read in NZ Herald of 21 December
Dumping of carbon tax delights business, angers Greens
The Government’s decision to ditch the proposed carbon tax has been backed by the business community, but slammed by the Greens who called it a “capitulation” to vested interests.
Climate Change Minister David Parker announced today that the tax, designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and due to come into effect in April 2007, would not go ahead.
Officials are being asked to look at other options.
It had been claimed that the tax would harm businesses and cost households between $4 and $10 a week.
Business leaders said today’s decision was sensible.
See also Oct 2005 Coolwire 13, “A campaign is developing to get NZ out of the Kyoto accord.”