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According to the Stern Review, which the Government cites when it wants new "green" taxes, fuel duty is currently too high.

The essence of the argument seems to be that if tax levels are too low then people produce too much CO2; but if tax levels are too high then they are more damaging to the UK than the problem they are supposed to avert.

The author of the article (below) isn't arguing that this reasoning is correct; he is pointing out that this is the advice the Government has been given, and on which it claims to be acting.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/13/budget_2008_fuel_duty/

The outcome of this is that the Government need to reduce fuel duty by 12p a litre, or reject the Stern Review (and with it, it's current justification for green taxes).
 

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