Wednesday, Sept 9th, 2009
The Government is being warned it may need to introduce “carbon-rationing” to cut pollution from everyday activities, such as filling up the car with petrol.
A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has said that personal quotas for emissions may be needed if current policies fail to cut greenhouse gases.
These proposed “credits” would be used to buy gas and electricity for powering homes, fuel for cars and plane tickets for holidays.
People who did not use up their allocation could sell the excess to people who used more fossil fuels for their vehicles or vacations.
The quotas would shrink over time in order to reduce carbon emissions.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 4:09 am