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  1. FUEL - a 10% fee on sales of fossil fuel, with rebates on purchase and installation of local facilit

    This feebate will discourage the use of fossil fuel, while encouraging local supply of clean and safe energy. Rebates could apply to both produced energy (e.g. by solar panels or wind turbines) and stored energy (e.g. in batteries of electric cars, or in the form of hydrogen or pumped-up water). Rebates could be paid out on the basis of how much electricity (kwh) is sold to the grid, depending on the rates set by the utility for that particular time of day.

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    • FARMING - a 10% fee on sales of fertilizers, with rebates on local sales of agrichar

      This feebates discourages the use of artificial fertilizers, while encouraging local sales of agrichar (or biochar).

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      • VEHICLES - Fees on sales of new gasoline engines, with rebates on local sales of new electric motors

        This feebate will discourage sales of new fossil-fuel-combusting engines for vehicles such as cars, helicopters, boats and ships, while making it more attractive to buy electric motors instead. Rebates could also be paid out on motors in conversion of existing vehicles to electric vehicles.

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        • APPLIANCES - a 10% fee on appliances with a high energy use, funding rebates on more efficient appli

          This feebate will discourage sales of appliances with a high energy use, while the proceeds are used to fund local rebates on more energy-efficient appliances.

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          • FOOD - a 10% fee on sales of meat, with rebates on vegan-organic meals served in local restaurants

            This feebate discourages consumption of meat, while encouraging consumption of vegan organic food instead. Local restaurants could offer rebates on the vegan-organic meals they serve, both for take-away and dine-in meals.

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            • COOLANTS - high fees on polluting coolants, funding rebates on clean coolants

              Coolants - high fees on polluting coolants for use in appliances (e.g. HFC coolants), with proceeds used to fund rebates on green coolants for use in refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.

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              • TREES - Fees on properties without trees, funding rebates on properties with trees

                The feebate encourages people to plant trees on their property, and to keep a minimal number of trees large enough to obtain the rebate

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                  PRECEDENT – Hawaii, H.B. No. 1848, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, C.D. 1
                  Relating to Exceptional Trees – Establishes an income tax deduction from gross income for amounts paid by an individual taxpayer for expenditures to maintain an exceptional tree on the taxpayer’s real property. The deduction, up to $3,000 per exceptional tree, is allowed once every three consecutive taxable years. Applies to amounts paid in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2003.
                  http://www.state.hi.us/tax/pubs/htn04-06.pdf

                • VEHICLES - Fees on high emission vehicles, funding rebates on low emission vehicles

                  This feebate will discourage sales of high emission vehicles, while making it more attractive to buy low emission vehicles, such as battery-powered electric cars and hydrogen cars. Rebates could also be paid out on conversion of existing vehicles to zero emission vehicles.

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                  • CONCRETE - a 10% fee on sales of building and construction work that uses polluting concrete, with r

                    This feebate will discourage the use of polluting concrete (i.e. that contributes to global warming), while encouraging to instead use local supply of cleaner alternatives.

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                    • AIRFARES - a 10% fee on flights, to fund carbon air capture

                      This feebate will discourage flying, while encouraging capture of carbon from ambient air, which will reduce CO2 levels. The carbon could be used as soil enhancement and for industrial purposes.

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                      • LIGHTS - Fees on incandescent light bulbs, with the proceeds used for rebates on alternatives

                        This will discourage sales of incandescent light bulbs, while encouraging sales of better alternatives, such as compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs) lights.

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                        • CLEANING - High fees on cleaning agents that contribute to global warming, with proceeds used to fun

                          This feebate could help reduce the usage of Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) as a cleaning agent, funding rebates on alternatives such as as fluorine gas.

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                          • BUILDING - Fees on minimum LEED standard new buildings, rebates on high LEED standards new buildings

                            Fees are imposed on new buildings that comply with minimum LEED standards, while rebates are granted on new buildings that comply with high LEED standards.

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                            • TREES - Fees on removal of large trees from residential properties

                              Fees could be imposed on removal of large (over 6 meters) trees from residential properties, funding trees planted in local parks, city squares and road-strips, and along local parts of highways and waterways.

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                              • AIRPLANES - a 10% fee on conventional airplanes, funding rebates on clean airplanes

                                Aviation - a 10% fee on conventional airplanes, with the proceeds used to fund rebates on clean airplanes.

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                                • VEHICLES - Access restrictions or higher fees for high-emission vehicles, with rebates on cleaner ve

                                  High-emission vehicles can be prohibited from being driven on certain days of the week, on certain (lanes of) roads, or in certain parts of a city. Parking can also be made more expensive for high-pollution vehicles. As an extra incentives to shift to cleaner cars, this can be complemented with rebates when trading high-emission vehicles in for cleaner ones. The proceeds of parking fees and of fines could be used to fund such rebates.

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