Ecology, Energy, Economy

Substitution and Technological Change Under cap-and-trade

World Bank
by Considine, Timothy J. ; Larson, Donald F.
The use of carbon-intense fuels by the power sector contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas emissions of most countries. For this reason, the sector is often key to initial efforts to regulate emissions. But how long does it take before new regulatory incentives result in a switch [...]

What Is Cap-and-trade?

About Emissions Trading / Cap And Trade
U.S. Energy Information Administration: What Is a Cap-and-Trade Program?
A cap-and-trade program is an environmental policy tool designed to reduce emissions of a pollutant by placing a limit (or cap) on the total amount of emissions that can be released by sources covered by the program during a fixed [...]

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

The Energy Information Administration has released a report analyzing H.R. 2454 energy legislation. The major impact of the bill is “cap and trade”. Under the plan, greenhouse gases will be capped and reduced through 2050.
Read The American Clean Energy Report

Energy Cooperatives Oppose Obama

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is opposed to the President’s Cap-And-Trade auction plan. Their position statement:
Cooperatives Oppose Full Auction of Allowances Under Carbon Cap-and-Trade
Under a “Cap and Trade” approach to reducing greenhouse gases, Congress must decide how to distribute emissions allowances. Congress can choose to freely allocate allowances to the regulated community [...]

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