Increasing price of fossil fuel production assures clean future
As Earth Day approaches, the AJC reports in the business section, an automotive industrial talking point: “Electric Chevy pickup to get estimated 400 miles per charge,” April 7. Both GM and Ford plan to build more electric trucks. Big ones. The AJC writes the reason this matters - “competition for future buyers in the hot truck market.”
Adding a gradually increasing price to fossil fuel production and returning the fee income as a dividend to households will affect markets too! It will make clean energy options more affordable and create new jobs. Though fewer jobs are needed to build electric vehicles, clean energy jobs will multiply and dividends returned to lower income consumers will trigger retail and health care jobs. The new “hot market” will assure our kids a clean energy future.
BOB JAMES, ATLANTA