Time to face down corporates at zero hour for the planet

Irish Times | Sep 15, 2021 at 7:45 AM
  • There’s an interesting, serious economic debate over whether that’s really the best policy, or at any rate whether emissions taxes would be a sufficient policy on their own.
  • And electricity generation isn’t just directly responsible for about a quarter of US greenhouse gas emissions; if electricity becomes a clean power source, that would open the door to large reductions in emissions from vehicles, buildings and industry via widespread electrification.
  • The bad news is that if these proposals aren’t enacted, it will probably be a very long time – quite possibly a decade or more – before we get another chance at significant climate policy.