Here’s a piece on cap and trade. Like every person who hopes that civilization will find its way towards sustainability, I’m rooting for success here. But frankly, I can’t imagine how cap and trade will accomplish its aims, given all the thousands of lawyers and their clients who are profiting mightily by building work-arounds.
If you really think we’re releasing too much carbon into the atmosphere, can’t you just put a tax on it? Force those who generate and consume energy based on fossil fuels to pay for what they’re doing; it’s just that simple. Immediately, people will find that renewable energy isn’t too expensive; they’ll realize that it’s the deal of the century.