You can bet your sorry asses that the offsets will never be part of it. Nice to know that Bill McKibben is directing economic policy. Tip to the greenies, once you have the tax, the “in energy efficiency and sustainable energy technologies such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass” are not part of the policy “solution.” Welcome rent-seekers all. I am sure the McKibbies are going to tell us all about increasing returns to scale and other reasons we need to not only raise taxes but also to funnel that into politically directed Green Energy. And what about the last 30 years and billions of spending on those things? And of course, let’s not remind McKibbie and his congregation that much biomass, solar and wind is not only not going to save the planet, but could very reasonably contribute to wrecking it.