Posted by: Grant | February 7, 2014

Aussie Carbon Tax DOE Figures.

$1,350 per household of four corresponded to (correlation is certainly not causation here!) an emissions fall from 543.9 million tons all the way down to 542.1

Billions in tax but only 0.3pc fall in carbon emissions
SID MAHER  | The Australian  |
February 05, 2014 12:00AM

$7b paid in carbon tax to reduce CO2 by 0.3% and cool us by zero degrees
February 6th, 2014

sortenThis news was so boringly predictable I almost didn’t post it, but numbers like this of actual outcomes of visionary Big-Government Experiments are hard to come by.

Seven billion dollars works out to $350 per person, and $1,350 per household of four, for one year. If Bill Shorten (leader of the opposition) had to knock on doors to collect this tax, there would be a riot in the street tomorrow.

The Australian reports that the $1,350 from your house for the year to Sept 2013, produced an emissions fall from 543.9 million tons all the way down to 542.1 .

“National greenhouse accounts to be released today show carbon emissions fell just 0.3 per cent in the year to September 2013. This was despite the carbon tax raising $7 billion over the period.

But I hear some cry that it did help reduce emission from electricity:

“The Department of Environment figures, obtained by The Australian, show electricity emissions fell 5.5 per cent or about 11 million tonnes in the year to September.

However virtually none of the 11 million tonnes “saved” had much to do with the carbon tax…. “



  1. Hmm..i guess Australia doesn’t know how to do carbon fees. Pity. In BC and elsewhere, emissions have dropped up to 20% and all fees are rebated to citizens as lower income taxes.

    I guess we could take up a collected for the carbon industries who will lose market share, and for Blockbuster outdone by Netflix.

    • Thx fer noticing my blog. I have always said that the best way to do “Climate Change” was a revenue neutral carbon tax. Sounds like BC has had some success there.
      Like claiming the global temperature rose therefore fossil fuels caused it, we cannot claim that emissions dropped therefore the carbon tax caused that. Correlation is not causation.
      I hope for Canada’s sake that we’re not in for too much global cooling.

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