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Taxing Carbon to Finance Tax Reform

In this issue brief, WRI and Duke Energy explain how instituting a carbon tax would simultaneously support federal tax reform initiatives, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and promote sound energy policies.

The Green Power Market Development Group

Green Power Projects (January 2005 – December 2005)

Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in U.S. States

Observations and Lessons from the OTC NOx Budget Program

Reviews the performance of a multi-state emissions trading program for nitrogen oxides (NOx), implemented by states in the Ozone Transport Commission. Based on this review, recommendations are made for multi-state emissions trading for greenhouse gases.

North America's Environment

A Thirty-Year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective

Focusing on UNEP's North American region, comprised of Canada and the United States, report provides an integrated analysis of the state of resource assets and 30–year trends in nine major themes....

Fertile ground

Nutrient trading's potential to cost-effectively improve water quality...

Explores the cost-effectiveness and environmental performance of various strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in nutrient-impaired waterways.

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