Climate change is a global issue that requires action from all countries. As the U.S. Congress develops a domestic climate and energy package, the United States seeks assurance that other countries will also act and a means to track the progress of commitments by verifying that actions have been implemented.
In deciphering U.S. climate policy, it is important to understand the limitations of the president’s powers and the distinct processes that all legislation follows in the two chambers of the United States Congress.
This summary provides a concise overview of the Chairman’s Mark of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA), released by Senator Boxer on October 23, 2009.
New analysis compares emissions reductions in the current Kerry-Boxer and Waxman-Markey bills.
Getting to Yes on Climate Changeby -
The [Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009][act-link] (CEJAPA) provides a number of provisions that facilitate the demonstration and deployment of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies. This document provides a brief overview of the most important of these. Coal use is responsible for over 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions[^1], and significant, deliberate action will be required to reduce these emissions. The CEJAPA lays a foundation for moving CCS technology to scale by reducing costs and providing funding for demonstrations.
Today, each Chinese citizen produces only one fifth the GHG emissions of an average American consumer, and China still has many unmet energy needs.
As December's climate change talks approach, a new WRI report discusses the successes and challenges to effective regulation in China.
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.