Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Carbon dollars help individuals fight climate change

Carbon rationing with penalties for private citizens who exceeded quotas might be needed to tackle climate change, according to the former NSW premier, Bob Carr.
clipped from
Carbon credit debate gets personal

A range of regulations and carbon trading schemes were emerging in Britain and the US, but rationing an individual's carbon use was one of the most interesting ideas, Mr Carr told a business conference in Sydney yesterday.

Speaking as chairman of an advisory council for think tank the Climate Institute, Mr Carr said the British Labour Government and the Conservative Party Opposition were taking the idea seriously. "Here is the most exciting concept. That is, the idea that every citizen be given a carbon credit," he told the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

"Every time you buy fuel at the garage or pay a gas or electricity bill or get on a plane, carbon will be deducted from your account.

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Anonymous said...

I am confused. What do these carbon dollars do?

When I burn petroleum products it produces mostly Carbon Monoxide. This is what causes smog. It takes a high amount of energy to change Carbon Monoxide to Carbon Dioxide. The only thing that I know of that will change Carbon Monoxide to Carbon Dioxide is a machine called a Carbon Monoxide burner, which takes more energy that likely comes from burning a petroleum product thus making more Carbon Monoxide. Plants use only Carbon Dioxide and I do not know of any natural way to get rid of Carbon Monoxide. So, I ask this, are the carbon dollars paying for the operation of a Carbon Monoxide burner to operate using only wind, sun or water as a power source?