TITLE

Support grows for capping and trading carbon emissions

PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Issues in Science & Technology;Summer2007, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the growing support for the capping and trading of carbon emissions in the U.S. According to Eileen Claussen, president of Pew Center on Global Climate Change, many industry representatives prefer a cap and trade system for limiting carbon emission rather than a tax system because carbon prices are set by the market. Cap and trade supporters stress the importance of having meaningful timelines that depends on technological availability for reducing emissions as well as having a limit on the price of emissions. Recommendations for the structure of the cap and trade system were offered during House and Senate hearings and many focused on themes such as keeping the system simple, transparent and accountable.
ACCESSION #
25742930

 

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