Green Party of Switzerland

Swiss voters reject carbon tax by overwhelming 92%

It seems the Swiss are perhaps the most sensible people in Europe.

They certainly don’t appear to be infected with the cult of gaia, after overwhelmingly rejecting a carbon tax with 92% of the vote.

Swiss voters Sunday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative that would have scrapped the Alpine country?s value-added-tax system and replaced it with a carbon tax, a move that would have made gasoline, heating oil and other forms of power more expensive for consumers.

Roughly 92% of voters opposed the initiative, known as ?Energy Rather than VAT,? while 8% supported the measure, according to preliminary results from 13 of the country?s 26 cantons. ? Read more »

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