Cap and Trade
Cap and Trade
The Kyoto Protocol, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, Carbon Tax, Emission Allowances, Acid Rain SO2 Program, Ozone Transport Commission, NOX, Carbon Markets, and Climate Change
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Authors: Jonathan L. Ramseur, Larry Parker, Peter Folger, Ross W. Gorte, Renee Johnson, Kelsi Bracmort, James E. McCarthy, Donald J. Marples, Sam Napolitano, David L. Sokol, Richard Newell, Robert Greenstein, Sonny Popowsky, Steven L. Kline, Michael Carey, A. Denny Ellerma, Gilbert E. Metcalf, Karen Palmer, Chad Stone, Ray Kopp, Ted Gayer, and Jonathan M. Banks
- The Kyoto Protocol, set to expire in 2012, established binding reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for thirty-six countries. The United States was not a party to the treaty. Reducing GHG emissions through cap-and-trade programs is generating widespread discussion, including consideration by the U.S. Congress. Debate is ongoing as to cap and trade’s effectiveness, costs, inequities, and questionable reductions in pollution, to name a few.
Cap and trade is a policy approach for controlling large amounts of emissions from a group of sources. The approach sets an overall cap, or maximum amount of emissions per compliance period, for all sources under the program. The cap is chosen in order to achieve a desired environmental effect.
2010, 566 pages
ISBN: 1587331845 ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-184-8
Softcover book: $27.95
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