Posts Tagged ‘ cap and trade ’

Bottom-up Climate Fix, by Dan Esty

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

WORLD leaders are at the United Nations this week, at the invitation of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to “champion an ambitious vision anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement” on climate change next year. But if history is any guide, the dialogue is unlikely to produce the ramped-up response we need to address the many threats we face from the unrelenting buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. … Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from Daniel C. Esty.

Enact a Carbon Tax, Not a Cap-and-Trade System | by Henry Auer:

Aug 27th, 2013 | By

The worldwide need to abate emissions of greenhouse gases is becoming more important with every passing year. Nevertheless, the U. S. has never enacted federal legislation that would limit its emissions.

This post describes a proposal for a cap-and-trade market mechanism to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the U. S., presented in a recent op-ed article. Then cap-and-trade is compared with a direct tax or fee on carbon fuels.

Calif. to officially launch greenhouse gas system

Nov 13th, 2012 | By

California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies. The program is the most wide-ranging of its kind in the nation and a key part of California’s 2006 climate-change law that dictates standards for cleaner-burning fuels,

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Cap & trade benefits CT: Study

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s commitment to the regional cap-and-trade system and subsequent investment in energy efficiency bolsters the economy, even as power plants shell out cash for their air pollution.

In a Blow to Big Polluters, Judge Halts California’s Cap and Trade Program

May 31st, 2011 | By

San Francisco’s Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment CRPE announced today that it received the judge’s writ in its lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board CARB. The writ gives the green light to most of the policies advanced under AB32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, but puts a permanent hold on cap and

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Cap and Trade an Issue in 5th District Primary

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Justin Bernier and Sam Caligiuri, two of the candidates in next Tuesday’s Republican primary in the 5fth Congressional District, wrestled this week over state legislation that is aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions, as they differed on whether the state bill, which Mr. Caligiuri supported, would raise costs for consumers. via Cap and Trade an

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