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TEQs & Peak Oil : Carbon Rations To Stabilise Economy

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: TEQs & Peak Oil : Carbon Rations To Stabilise Economy Reply with quote

I don't know about you, but I think one very clear policy manoeuvre is indicated by the seemingly exponential rise in oil prices : rationing.

Oh no, I'm going to get called an Eco Nasty again ! But honestly, Carbon Rationing has a lot going for it. Particularly if it can contain an economic implosion.

Currency should be an energy-backed form of exchange, as energy is the foundation of our Economy.

Fixing the trading price of Carbon, and fixing the amount that can be traded by strict quotas and allowances, will create a true (negative) value for Carbon, and allow us to keep the Economy ticking over while we de-Carbonise for good of Economy and Climate.

Stop thinking about the Dollar cost of Diesel, and start thinking about how to guarantee transportation of goods given sharply rising costs. It implies capping fuel use. It equals rationing. It does not necessarily mean sharply rising prices, just sharply contained energy use :-

http://www.changecollege.org.uk/html/carbon_chaos_economic_stagnation.html
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