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GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns

Title:
The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns

Abstract:
If Congress establishes a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction program (e.g., cap-and-trade system), the treatment of GHG emission offsets would likely be a critical design element. If allowed as part of an emissions program, offsets could provide cost savings and other benefits. However, offsets have generated concern.

URL:
http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL34436_20080404.pdf

Source:
Congressional Research Service

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
April 4, 2008

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