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It is a question of proportion. If one compares the cost of a CO2 emission certificate for the industry with the taxes on gas for driving minus a share for street infrastructure, traffic police,... then you still end up with much higher taxation of gas than of coal.

Ok, one could argue that windmill and solar subsidies are 'anti-coal', but I think that big industrial power consumers still can make a deal with a power companies to get electricity essentially at the price as it comes from a coal fired plant, so I wouldn't directly count wind as anti-coal. And nuclear... There were really enough (good) discussions about nuclear in this forum...

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by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Thu May 29th, 2008 at 04:07:53 PM EST
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