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Report July 1, 2009

Climate Issue Brief #4: State Clean Energy Policies: the Foundation for an Electric Sector Cap-and-Trade Program


National climate change policy faces the challenge of achieving deep emissions reductions while minimizing economic disruption. Since one of the principal aims of a cap-and-trade program is to lower the overall societal cost of environmental improvement, it is crucial to design a national carbon policy that taps the lowest-cost emission reductions available to th...

Climate and Public Health, Distributed Generation, Grid-Scale Renewables, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary