- A fee on carbon fuels is the simplest and least expensive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- A fee would produce revenue needed to reform the tax code, a goal for both major parties, and simultaneously reduce taxes that constrain economic growth, thus promoting job creation.
Michelin has a long history of attention to and support of the environment. On the product side, Michelin invented the radial tire in 1946, which led a revolution in the tire industry, resulting in longer-lasting and safer products. In 1992, Michelin introduced the "green tire," which reduces rolling resistance — and thus increases miles per gallon —while improving safety and longevity. By 2020, Michelin intends for its tires to reduce fuel consumption by 3 billion liters and to prevent 8 million tons of carbon emissions.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Obama meeting Thursday in the Oval Office and reportedly signing a continental environment and climate-change strategy, the United States should embark on a debate about how to fully meet its Paris pledge, the Partnership for Responsible Growth (PRG) said today.
The biggest post-Paris moment may be coming Thursday. That’s when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Obama will meet in the Oval Office and probably sign a continental environment and climate-change strategy.
Each year between 2030 and 2050, nearly 250,000 of the world’s people will die because of the health effects of climate change. That sobering estimate comes from the World Health Organization.