On Thursday, for the first time ever, the United States will see a price on carbon emerge from a mandatory emissions cap-and-trade program.
Potential “leveling” mechanisms to promote international harmonization of compliance costs.
As different statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies continue to emerge in the United States, more and more businesses are calling on the federal government to enact a single, uniform policy. The prospect of complementary policies between different levels of government—as well as the...
This figure compares targets for legislative proposals of mandatory cap and trade programs for greenhouse gas emissions.
This figure depicts the cumulative greenhouse gas emissions budgets for the proposals over two time periods.
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When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck.
p>The forest products sector holds an enormous stake in the coming economy defined by resource constraints, climate change policies, and shifting consumer values.
Climate policy debates often feature discussions about the role of a carbon tax, either as an alternative or a supplement to a cap-and-trade program. This fact sheet describes the similarities and differences between the two policy approaches and answers other common questions about a tax on...
Cap-and-trade programs are the foundation of many climate policy proposals and have been a focus of debate in state, regional, and national legislatures. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the basic questions about cap-and-trade programs and reviews how such a system might work in the...