Local feebates are proposed to facilitate a shift away from fossil fuel toward clean energy. Further feebates are proposed (i.e. fees on livestock products, nitrogen fertilizers, Portland cement and similar products with high emissions), to finance rebates on methods that can remove large amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as biochar burial and olivine grinding. In general, feebates are most effective in dealing with pollution. The post below was written in 2011.
Feebates are the most effective way to facilitate the shift to technologies that reduce greenhouse gases. Communities can select feebates to suit local circumstances; in fact, feebates are best implemented locally. Feebates can also be implemented in budget-neutral ways, merely insisting on safe and clean products which maximizes the use of market mechanisms to sort out what works best where. Similarly, feebates aiming to have carbon dioxide removed from the atmsophere and the oceans merely need to insist that, to be eligible for rebates, methods need to be effective and safe.
In conclusion, feebates are highly recommended to deal with global warming and to help achieve a sustainable economy.