Comment from Dana, Sam
Increasing energy-efficient does not equate to reducing carbon emissions, it just reduces demand from current (historic) uses. Overall demand continues to increase as new demands, such as powering electric automobiles, come into play. To reduce carbon emissions requires a plan which cleans the output of carbon emitters, much the way catalytic converters were added to cars, until they can be phased out. The lack of tax funded incentives is no excuse. The additional cost of energy, whether due to being "alternative" (eg: wind, solar, wave) or funding carbon filters is the "tax" directly paid to the utility. There is no need to include the state middleman. But, regulators need to ensure the extra revenue applies to carbon reduction and not the shareholders and executives pockets. The cost of electricity should be equal regardless of the source, but sources need to be making the electricity with clean processes. Please include specific plans to reduce the carbon per kilowatt from carbon producing plants.