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Cap-and-trade programs are designed to increase the economic efficiency of emissions reductions and lower costs beyond command-and-control approaches alone. Cap-and-trade programs often incorporate features that add flexibility and/or increase price certainty to help address cost
This issue brief evaluates five approaches to account for state-achieved reductions
and address the state-to-state “leakage” problem under
a federal cap-and-trade program.
This report discusses the successes and challenges to effective regulation in China. It also addresses U.S. competitiveness concerns in relation to the introduction of U.S. cap-and-trade policies, and specific opportunities for enhanced climate change cooperation between the two countries.
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This policy note provides an overview of the range of actions, policies, and institutions around the globe that address nutrient pollution and eutrophication.
James Bradbury is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Climate and Energy Program, conducting research and analysis on U.S. federal and state climate and clean energy policies.
Options for Addressing Early Action Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Offsets in U.S. Federal Cap-and-Trade Policy
When implemented properly, an early action
component of a cap-and-trade program can reward
early actors while preserving or enhancing the
environmental outcomes of the cap-and-trade
program. If designed and implemented poorly,
however, early action credits can infl...
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