November 9, 2009
[efoods]Drivers, households and holidaymakers should be hit with a carbon tax to tackle global warming, the head of the Environment Agency will say today.
Lord Smith, the former culture secretary, wants to see personal carbon allowances for individuals to cut greenhouse gases by penalising people for using too much fuel.
Every time someone used their car, took a flight or turned their central heating on, their personal allowance would go down.
If it hit zero, they would have to pay to get more carbon credits.