Paying the Carbon Charge
His suggestion is a "carbon charge" which is applied any time fossil fuels are used in the ethanol production process. He's careful not to call it a "tax" since its not designed to generate monies. Instead, consumers would not only see the true cost of using fossil fuels (gas prices, for example, would increase) but the monies could actually be returned to them via a refund check or even added to their Social Security funds.
What do you think of O'Hare's concept?
[Source: San Francisco Chronicle]
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