The Impact Of Carbon Dioxide Tax On Power Plants

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I. Introduction One of the most important issues within the field of environmental protection is the issue of discovering a way of properly regulating carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning power plants. Carbon dioxide is primarily produced as a byproduct of combustion of fossil fuels in power plants in order to provide heat to turn water into steam, that can drive the turbines that create electricity. According to the Environmental Protection Agency in 2012, humans produced 5,400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and power plants produced 38 percent of the total carbon dioxide produced. Therefore, there is currently a debate whether to tax the carbon dioxide that is being released by power plants or should we look for another alternative to control the release of excessive amounts of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. The way that the carbon dioxide tax on power plants would work is by each power plants would have measurement devices that measure the amount of carbon dioxide that is released and based on the amount of carbon dioxide being released the tax would be …show more content…
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