Out with old energy, in with new
Thankfully, the president has continued to introduce improved fuel efficiency standards, and backs a strong EPA to reduce environmental degradation around producing or using fossil fuel.
What is the simplest and fastest way to reduce our dependency on fossil fuel? Taxing for added revenue is questionable. A possibility is a revenue-neutral carbon fee: gradually implemented, and returned 100 percent to citizens as an annual dividend. A variation is to offset existing taxes with a fee on carbon. Find out more from Citizens Climate Lobby, or see what British Columbia has successfully done for a couple of years now.
Other ways to put a price on carbon? Republicans often prefer using proceeds from a carbon tax to increase renewables, research and development, or to reduce the national deficit.
Please keep your eye on reducing fossil fuel use. Help keep the conversation going about how to do it! "Black gold" has simply become too valuable, or too dirty to burn, however you want to look at it.