The Resource The use of offsets to reduce greenhouse gases

The use of offsets to reduce greenhouse gases

Label
The use of offsets to reduce greenhouse gases
Title
The use of offsets to reduce greenhouse gases
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discussions about reducing greenhouse gases often focus on limiting the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity or power cars and trucks, yet a variety of other actions -- including disposing of waste in different ways, changing methods of farming, and lessening deforestation -- could also reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. Both existing climate policies, such as the European Union's Emission Trading System, and policies under consideration, such as the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA) of 2009, which was recently passed by the House of Representatives, have recognized the potential for such actions to "offset" the extent to which the use of fossil fuels must be reduced to meet a chosen target for total GHG emissions. If such offsets, which can be defined as reductions in GHGs from activities not subject to limits on emissions, are less expensive than reductions from limiting the use of fossil fuels, they can reduce the overall economic cost of meeting a target for emissions. Yet the difficulty of verifying offset activities raises concerns about whether the specified target will actually be met; those concerns may be especially acute when, as under ACESA, allowable offsets include actions taken outside of the country setting the target for emissions
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Cataloging source
GPO
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD885.5.G73
LC item number
U84 2009 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
Series statement
Economic and budget issue brief
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  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Air quality management
  • United States
Label
The use of offsets to reduce greenhouse gases
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on August 17, 2009)
  • "August 3, 2009."
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430836327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (8 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430836327
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
The use of offsets to reduce greenhouse gases
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on August 17, 2009)
  • "August 3, 2009."
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430836327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (8 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430836327
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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