Observations on Options for Selling Emissions Allowances in a Cap-and-Trade Program

Stephenson, John B.
March 2010
GAO Reports;3/26/2010, preceding p1
Government Document
The article focuses on the study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that reviews climate change policy options for selling emission allowances in cap-and-trade program. It discusses the implications of methods for selling emissions allowances, citing the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) used in the European Union (EU) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in the U.S. It notes the importance of well-established goals in choosing sales method.


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