Now they want to ration petrol: MPs back token scheme as prices are set to hit £8 a gallon by the summer
UK Daily Mail
Jan 24, 2011
A petrol rationing programme has been proposed by MPs as prices look likely to soar to £8 a gallon this summer.
Households would be given a set number of free energy ‘tokens’ which would be offset against any fuel burnt in a vehicle or at home, under the proposals made by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil.
Under the Tradable Energy Quotas programme, surplus energy units could be sold and extra tokens bought.
The Coalition Government has so far insisted it has no plans to implement the scheme.
But the all-party committee of 20 MPs said its proposals were necessary to deal with global energy shortages and the climate change crisis.
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