Carbon rationing - green dream or Orwellian nightmare?

A growing body of environmental thinkers - backed by the Government's Sustainable Development Commission - is coming out in favour of rationing individuals' carbon emissions. This radical approach is claimed to be more equitable than measures such as carbon taxation, and to offer a clear way of tackling the seemingly irresistible rise in household and transport emissions. But selling the proposition to politicians, the public and a sceptical media is likely to be far from easy.


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