To the AFP: ” The French government on Wednesday kickstarted plans for a so-called carbon tax on energy-hungry products, to be rolled out by 2011 as part of France’s efforts to slash global warming emissions. “
(…) ” President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government has said it hopes to shift part of French taxes from labour towards polluting goods, but consumer groups have warned against penalising families already feeling the pinch of recession. “
(…) ” The carbon tax is now expected to be rolled out in 2011, a year later than initially envisaged, Borloo said. ” Too bad the government back pedals on such a great idea from the Grenelle.