40% of the tax system comes from income taxes, and only 3% comes from energy taxes. To transfer progressively the charges that are weighing on work towards energy, means on the one hand encouraging energetic sobriety which is so necessary, and on the other hand it means supporting local employment! This vital revolution will have a huge impact on social, economic and individual behaviour, and it will concern all domains: consumption, agriculture, transportation, housing, urban planning, leisure. Can the carbon emissions trading as set up in the Kyoto Treaty incite and support the needed changes?
What is sure is that it has become an ideal platform for irresponsible speculators to “ecologically convert” their pollutants. Could a binding tax system succeed in slowing down the exponential growth of worldwide exchanges caused by massive industrial relocations and by a virtually free transportation of goods around the globe? This film puts many complex but crucial questions. A truly interesting point of view, especially in the light of the debates about nuclear energy!