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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 [...]

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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