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Making Carbon Markets Work (extended version)

Limiting climate change without damaging the world economy depends on stronger and smarter market signals to regulate carbon dioxide

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Making Carbon Markets Work

Figure 3. State-Based Climate and Renewable Energy Policies in the United States Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia have independently enacted a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which require that a certain portion of the state’s energy consumption come from renewable energy.....[ More ]

Making Carbon Markets Work

Figure 2. Carbon Markets, Prices and Volume KEY:
E.U. ETS = European Union Emission Trading Scheme, a legally binding regional market.
CDM = Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism, an international offsets market.....[ More ]

Making Carbon Markets Work

Figure 1. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel and the Kyoto Challenge Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels have risen over time but at rates that vary by region and circumstances. These patterns help explain why the U.S.....[ More ]

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