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The Climate Action Plan proposes how best to cut emissions locally (in this case in the U.S.), as part of Sam Carana's wider Climate Plan


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Summary

Climate Action Plan


Category of the action

Mitigation - Helping U.S. enact carbon price legislation


What actions do you propose?

While the Climate Plan lets local areas decide what works best (provided targets are met), it makes most sense to replace fuel by energy generated in clean ways and to store it in the batteries in electric vehicles that can sell some energy to the grid at times of high demand, as pictured below. 

Energy Feebates

                                     [ from: The way back to 280 ppm ] 


Note that, rather than 'setting a price on carbon in the U.S.', the primary goal of the Climate Plan is to reduce the risk of catastrophic warming. Cutting emissions is only one of the Climate Plan's multiple lines of action that are to be implemented in parallel. 


Who will take these actions?

The key person to act now is President Obama. 

New Legislation not needed!

             [ from: President Obama, why don't you use your powers? ]


Where will these actions be taken?

The action discussed here focuses on the United States, as this is the question posed by this contest, but similar action could be taken elsewhere. As said, the Climate Plan lets local areas decide what works best, provided targets are met. Many different feebates can be implemented in parallel (depending on local preferences), each targeting cuts in certain emissions (CO2, methane, N2O, soot, etc) and/or other lines of action. 


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?

Further lines of action are discussed at Sam Carana's Climate Plan (see image below).  
 


What are other key benefits?


What are the proposal’s costs?


Time line

Climate Plan


Related proposals

 


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