So the UK Government appears to be set on reaping the benefits of the first sale of carbon emission permits. This article from the BBC somehow manages to keep a straight face while the green movement doesn't know whether to cheer or cry.
But the rest of us should start worrying. Who is going to pay the tax? Not the energy companies. No way. Expect more increases in utility bills. And as to other European countries passing on the funds to the consumers! A whole level of bureaucracy will be needed to take money from you and me just to give some of it back.
Wake up, wake up, the green movement is taking over and it ain't going to be pretty. The only green I can see in all this is money being frittered away on nonsensical schemes so we can all feel good about ourselves.