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]
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This summary provides a concise overview of the American Power Act (APA) released as a discussion draft by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman on May 12, 2010.
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.
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.
This summary applies only to the discussion draft released on 3/31/2009 and not subsequent iterations. Inquiries can be directed to Alexia Kelly.
- Summary of Waxman-Markey Discussion Draft
- Chart: Emissions Reductions Under The Waxman-Markey Discussion Draft
- Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage & the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
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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.