Impose special taxes on carbon-dioxide emissions
This proposal, designed to head off global warming, has gone nowhere, despite the efforts of the United Nations Environment Program to forge a worldwide treaty limiting the release of carbon dioxide. In the U.S., a primary producer of CO2, new taxes are anathema to the current Administration in any case. The President has declared that global warming is a problem that needs study, not immediate action.
Toughen auto fuel-efficiency standards
In the absence of higher gasoline taxes, setting strict fuel-efficiency requirements for new cars is an alternative route to conservation. The technology exists to boost...