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 »
This paper explores the potential coverage of an emissions trading regime in the EU across the full range of greenhouse gas emission sources and sinks. This paper was prepared primarily to provide background information to members of the Study Team on key issues related to the design of an European emissions trading scheme and to... continue reading »
Part of the Airlie Carbon Trading Papers, this report evaluates the design questions for a cap-and-trade system that could be implemented “downstream,” at or near the point of CO2 emissions.
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 »