Dy’er Sez: Folks, read this story VERY carefully; language similar to this was included in the ‘climate’ bill passed by congress a few months ago. So this is for US as well as folks across the pond.
And note that in the story this is downplayed as only potentially affecting bankers and rich people. Really? How about cab drivers, private pilots, people with large families, farmers, and just about anyone who owns a small business? This is nothing more than another scam to try to suck money out of people who, considering the current financial climate, have nothing left to give.
And just how is such a carbon tax going to help the planet when the industries who are doing the most polluting can simply buy more ‘carbon credits’ and continue thier business in the same way that they have been?
More of that tasty change we can believe in.
Story from the London Telegraph:
Everyone in Britain could be given a personal ‘carbon allowance’
Everyone in Britain should have an annual carbon ration and be penalised if they use too much fuel, the head of the Environment Agency will say.
Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity.
Like with a bank account, a statement would be sent out each month to help people keep track of what they are using.
If their “carbon account” hits zero, they would have to pay to get more credits.