German politicians are currently outbidding each other with ideas for reducing CO² emissions. Some call for a “climate master plan” without saying what it should be, others have finally “understood” that CO² must get a “price” so that citizens and companies will use it more sparingly. Driven by the media hype around Greta Thunberg and the demands of the “Fridays for Future Movement”, politicians of almost all parties surpass each other with exceptionally clever proposals.
The drollest idea is “a price for CO²”. One only has to put a price on every ton of CO² emitted (better yet, a “fair price”). That is obviously the idea, and somehow the market will then settle the matter.