Taxpayers to foot climate bill

Ordinary taxpayers will shoulder the largest burden of the climate plan be released today by the Climate Ministry. The plan is expected to call for a 40 percent reduction of 1990 levels of greenhouse gases by 2020. “We won’t be raising the taxes on businesses, and we won’t do anything that eliminates Danish jobs,” the climate minister, Martin Lidegaard (Radikale), said. The proposed emissions reductions are expected to cost one billion kroner annually. “We are going to pursue first and foremost initiatives that benefit the climate, the environment and businesses,” Lidegaard said. The Copenhagen Post will have more on the climate plan later today. – Politiken





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