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Introduce "feebates" (fee + rebate) for light vehicles.
Earlier this month, ConocoPhillips Chief Executive James Mulva called in a speech for the U.S. to consider imposing "feebates" to prod consumers to buy thriftier vehicles.
Plenty is there, including 67 recommended actions that range from zoning changes to alternative energy to "feebates" for high-mileage cars, plus a blueprint for putting them into action, and even a relatively upbeat tone considering the vast scope of the issue.
He also advocates "feebates" a combination of fees and rebates to help get the greenest cars out onto the roads.
But that shortcoming can easily be remedied by pairing feebates with higher gas taxes.
A much, much better idea is an oldie but goodie: feebates.
Create “feebates,” or consumer and manufacturer incentives for efficient vehicles, and cash incentives (or vouchers) for retiring old vehicles.
Sounds Like a Plan 2009
To make this politically acceptable, the additional revenues collected by the government associated with the carbon policy would need to be offset through lower income taxes, augmented perhaps by feebates.
Our hero may also express his ecosexuality by using only cleantech-technology that itself is environmentally friendly or that helps reduce environmental problems-as well as by supporting pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs (which charge a fee based on how much garbage a household or business generates) and feebates (government programs designed to reduce energy use and pollution by levying fees on fuel-inefficient vehicles and offering rebates on fuel-efficient vehicles).
IEEE Spectrum 2010
Combined, such feebates would make electric cars even more attractive.