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Editors: Heather C. Perkins
Book Description:
Congress is considering proposals for market-based programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Many proposals involve creating a cap-and-trade program, in which an overall emissions cap is set and entities covered by the program must hold tradable permits-or-"allowances"-to cover their emissions. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the value of these allowances could total $300 billion annually by 2020. The government could either sell the allowances, give them away for free, or some combination of the two. This book examines the implications of different methods for selling allowances, given available information and the experiences of selected programs with regard to climate change policy options.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Climate Change: Observations on Options for Selling Emissions Allowances in a Cap-and-Trade Program
(GAO)pp.1-36

Climate Change and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): Looking to 2020
(Larry Parker)pp.37-62

Regulating a Carbon Market: Issues Raised by the European Carbon and U.S. Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Markets
(Mark Jickling, Larry Parker)pp.63-110

Emission Allowance Allocation to Electricity Local Distribution Companies (LDCs): Considerations for Policymakers
(Jonathan L. Ramseur, Stan Mark Kaplan)pp.111-140

Index pp.141-146

   Series:
      Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
      Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9, 146pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-986-6
   Status: AV
  
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