Turn off Greenhouse gases at source

Gerry Wolff and Oliver Tickell propose a controlling upstream system for emissions which would give us greater simplicity and lower costs in administration, fewer anomalies, a smoother path for negotiations, and fewer opportunities for fraud

Gas by Gerry Wolff and Oliver Tickell

If we are looking after sheep, it’s easier to keep them in a field with the gate shut than to let them escape and try to round them up later. It is also simpler, cheaper and more effective to control fossil carbon upstream - at those relatively few places where coal, oil and gas come out of the ground, or where their flow is concentrated - than to control emissions downstream at the much larger number of emissions producing businesses or individuals. Likewise for other industrial greenhouse gases.

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