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2014

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Cap-and-trade

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Coal Pollution And Climate Change, Alan Ramo Jun 2014

Coal Pollution And Climate Change, Alan Ramo

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The California Offset Game: Who Wins And Who Loses?, Alan Ramo Jan 2014

The California Offset Game: Who Wins And Who Loses?, Alan Ramo

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California is implementing the most comprehensive global warming regulatory program in the United States. A key part of this program is its cap-and-trade system. Integral to the cap-and-trade requirements are provisions for offsets, whereby companies, to meet their caps, can purchase credits from certain unregulated entities whose activities are deemed to have resulted in real and additional emission reductions. California has attempted to avoid the Kyoto Protocol's project-by-project lengthy and problematic review of offsets with a performance standard approach for domestic offsets and a sector approach for international offsets. Offsets, even if done right. raise serious environmental justice questions ...