Friday, August 10, 2007

Should California Implement Personal Carbon Allowances?

A paranoid's worst fears and fondest hope (See! I told you I was right).

The British government has recently considered the possibility of implementing a personal carbon allowance system in the UK. Drawing from the UK leadership, this paper is an assessment of a proposal to establish a cap-and-trade system for households...

8 page PDF from Policy Matters

I have the same reaction to this as I get reading the folks who advocate immediate population reduction as the cure for all what ails us, my first thought was "O.K., you first".

How about a $20 per mile tax on private jets?
Here's some of the backround:

Swipe Card Plan to Ration Carbon Use
The Folly of Carbon Swipe Cards
Sell me Your Carbon Dioxide