Thursday, April 10, 2008
ECON 260: Comment Thread for 4/11
What do you think is the best way to regulate carbon emissions? A carbon tax? Cap and trade (with which features)? Or should we stick with command and control regulations?
I'm not sure which side i'd take, but for efficiency i'd go with the tax (im just believing the conclusion of the studies presented). For safety i'd go with the cap- screw buisiness, the climate can only take so much!
It seems that command and control and pollution taxes are somewhat identical in their methods: they give direct penalties to those who violate a certain emissions standard. These methods will probably work best in more dire environmental situations that require immediate action, such as a superfund location.
Cap & trade is ideal as a long term solution, once we have already cut down carbon emissions to a sustainable level. From this point, we then grant industries permits to pollute a certain amount, and they are free to trade and sell them as they please. If this system fails and aggregates pollution to one central industry, we simply fall back to a pollution tax or command and control.
The necessary method depends entirely on the severity of the situation.
As everyone has been saying, there are perks and problems with all of these methods of pollution reduction. Of course, a hybrid may do the trick considering all the problems that these methods have, but without proper enforcement, even these won't create ample change.
Perhaps employers could subsidize lower income employees for their travels to work. Also perhaps subsidices could be used for smaller companies for Economies of Scale allow larger companies to adjust to industry changes.
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