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  • Detailed Summary of the American Power Act of 2010 Offset Provisions

    This document provides a detailed summary of the greenhouse gas (GHG) offset provisions in the American Power Act, which was introduced by Senators Kerry and Lieberman on May 11, 2010.[^1]


  • Fact Sheet: Stacking Payments for Ecosystem Services

    Payments for ecosystem services are becoming an increasingly important part of the U.S. business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will need to determine how these various payments should interact with each other.


  • Ensuring Greenhouse Gas Offset Quality in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act

    S.1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA) also known as the Kerry Boxer bill , provides a number of important provisions that will ensure that offsets used in the U.S. cap-and-trade program represent real, additional, measurable and verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.


  • Making the Carbon Offset Market Work

    There are two ways the U.S. government could bring consistency and credibility to the voluntary carbon offset market: endorse an existing program and provide guidance, oversight and/or enforcement.


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