Value Added Taxation is the most common form of taxation in most European countries. Article One ,Section m8 also described in the the US Constitution under varied names has depended long before “Income Tax” .
But the article actually was about Norway being able to produce plenty of electrical power to charge “electric cars” that do not produce emissions.
In the US today the goal under the term of “Global warming” and “Climate change” is to make a huge business on “Carbon Trading”. Do you understand what that is ? Pollute a lot and make profit on it.