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Local Groups Sponsor Carbon Tax Forum in Croton

September 13, 2006

Imagine a government policy that replaces coal power with wind power!
Imagine a policy that replaces highways with high-speed trains!
Imagine a policy that reduces our carbon dioxide emissions by 25%!

All this is possible and already happening in other nations, such as Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Can it happen in the US?

Charles Komanoff, a leading energy analyst, will explain what such a policy would be in Croton on Sunday, September 17, 2006, in the Library’s Ottinger Room. Mr. Komanoff is an internationally known energy-economist and transport-economist and an environmental activist and author of influential reports on diverse topics, such as “Ending The Oil Age” and “The Bicycle Blueprint.”

We all know our burning of fossil fuel accelerates climate change. Learn what the oil peak is and how it will impacts fossil fuel extraction. Learn why demand for fossil fuel is elastic and how will shrink if cost goes up. Learn how Germany and others have begun lowering fossil fuel demand.

Save the date:

Carbon Taxes: The Heart of the Solution,” a slide presentation by Charles Komanoff and discussion at Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY on Sunday, September 17, 2006, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The Croton Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and Croton Sustainable Energy Cooperative (CSEC) are co-sponsors of this public lecture.

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Biber, Chair, CAC - jbiber AT mindspring DOT com Leo Wiegman, CSEC - lwiegman AT crotononhudson-ny DOT gov


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