The Resource How regulatory standards can affect a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, [Rob Johansson]

How regulatory standards can affect a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, [Rob Johansson]

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How regulatory standards can affect a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases
Title
How regulatory standards can affect a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases
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[Rob Johansson]
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Language
eng
Summary
Some legislation considered by the current and previous Congresses has proposed combining cap-and-trade programs with various regulatory standards to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Greenhouse gases increase the amount of energy temporarily held in the lower atmosphere, keeping the Earth's surface warmer than it would otherwise be. Such gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and several compounds that contain fluorine and chlorine. Cap-and-trade programs would place explicit restrictions on annual emissions, and producers whose activities generate greenhouse gases would be required to hold permits, called allowances, to continue to produce those emissions. The allowances would have economic value, and they would be tradable among companies and by individual people. ... Some regulatory standards already exist and others have been proposed that also would affect emissions of greenhouse gases. In some cases, regulatory standards would require producers of greenhouse gases to use specific technologies, such as renewable sources for generating electricity; in others, manufacturers would have to modify the performance of their products, such as commercial furnaces, to use energy more efficiently. Such regulatory standards have been used in the past to meet various environmental goals. ... Over the past two decades, policymakers have established cap-and-trade and other market-based programs because such programs often provide a more efficient way to reduce pollution than is possible through the imposition of regulatory standards alone. Market-based approaches rely on the interaction between producers and consumers to determine how to meet specific targets for emissions. Because policymakers do not always have enough information to tailor national regulatory standards to local circumstances, for example, or to adjust standards rapidly as market conditions change, regulatory standards do not always ensure that the least expensive solution is brought to bear on an environmental problem. Market-based approaches, in contrast, allow flexibility in the approach to meeting an environmental goal and often can achieve the same result at a lower cost
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
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Johansson, Rob
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF3812
LC item number
.J64 2009 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
Series statement
Economic and budget issue brief
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  • Greenhouse gases
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Greenhouse gases
  • United States
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How regulatory standards can affect a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, [Rob Johansson]
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Note
  • Caption title from PDF title screen (viewed on November 12, 2009)
  • "September 16, 2009."
  • "Prepared by Rob Johansson"--Page 6
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
465255022
Extent
1 online resource (6 pages)
Form of item
online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)465255022
Label
How regulatory standards can affect a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, [Rob Johansson]
Publication
Note
  • Caption title from PDF title screen (viewed on November 12, 2009)
  • "September 16, 2009."
  • "Prepared by Rob Johansson"--Page 6
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
465255022
Extent
1 online resource (6 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)465255022

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