The French show Leadership

4th August 2014

While Australia has elected a govenment that is taking us into the Dark Ages, Michel Rose reports in The Western Australian (30/7/14) that "France will mobilise about 10 billion euros for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday. .... She confirmed that homeowners will be allowed to deduct 30 percent of the cost of thermal insulation from their taxable income, up to a maximum of 16,000 euros per couple. ....

"The government will also... increase a bonus available to drivers who buy an electric or any other clean car from 6,700 euros to 10,000 euros if they scrap a diesel-powered car at the same time. Owners of an electric car will also get a 30 percent rebate on the cost of installing a charger at home, she said."

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