I would like to talk about a law on environmental protection which was about the carbon emission taxation. The first time I took notice of this law was when I came across a piece of certain news about it three years ago. This law stated that the government has restrained the amount of carbon emission for different companies. It means that if the organization exceeded a certain amount it seems that they would have to pay an expensive tax.
In my opinion, this law could be beneficial to all Chinese citizens. It is not limited to our knowledge that there are other forms of cleaner energy sources in which of the following: wind, electricity, and solar energy. I guess this urged the factories to utilize and probably search for a source that they can work and compromise with, instead of fossil fuels, which could largely reduce the emission of greenhouse gas and thus the environment in China could be better protected. In another point of view, probably this law also raised people’s attention to the overuse of petroleum and coal. In this case, consumers would be more likely to choose products which were powered by clean energy such as electricity-powered vehicles. If I can suggest that the government could take advantage of the carbon emission tax to invest in any eco-friendly industry to further protect the environment.
I suppose this law is quite a visionary one. Here in China, we used to focus on the rapid development of any technological industry and ignore the importance of environmental protection. This led to a series of severe consequences and had immense negative influences on people’s lives. However, after the implementation of this law, I have entirely witnessed that China’s environment was getting better at the moment. I saw several bodies of water that were clearer, and the quality of the air was becoming natural again.