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AB32 and California’s Forestry Sector

California is developing policies to bring statewide emissions back to 1990 levels by 2020 as specified in AB32. The Scoping Plan has proposed a broad cap-and trade program to help achieve this objective. As indicated in Appendix C of the Plan, the economic sectors that would be subject to an emission cap include electricity, transportation... continue reading »

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Accounting for Non-fuel Uses of Fossil Fuels in an Upstream Carbon Trading System

Part of the Airlie Carbon Trading Papers, this report provides a closer look at the use of fossil energy for non-fuel purposes in the US, and then presents alternative policy options for accounting for this non-fuel use in an upstream trading system. The paper argues for a two-track approach to accounting for non-fuel uses: First,... continue reading »