A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuels

By September 21, 2017Local News

A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuels

September 19, 2017 

By Bruce Gellerman

Its atomic size and structure make carbon a key component in all forms of life on Earth. But when carbon combines to form fossil fuels and is burned, it creates climate changing emissions that threaten all life on Earth.

That’s why getting carbon out of energy products is a hot topic these days.

In Massachusetts, there’s an effort to have consumers take the lead and make the state the first in the nation to transition to a low-carbon economy.

Discouraging The Demand For Fossil Fuels 

The concept for getting carbon out of the energy sources that fuel the state’s economy is simple, says Christopher Knittel, a professor of applied economics at MIT.

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