Carbon- Cap and Trade, Carbon Offsets & Carbon Tax- WHAT?


What is ‘Cap And Trade’
Cap and trade, or emissions trading, is a common term for a government regulatory program designed to limit, or cap, the total level of specific chemical by-products resulting from private business activity. Cap and trade’s purpose is to create a market price for emissions or pollutants that did not previously exist and address possible negative externalities…>>

John Stivers- Owner & Operator of J.H. Stivers Project Services LLC

Cap and Trade is a strategy that involves not just government in setting greenhouse gas emissions and getting them down to where we think they ought to be, but also involves the players who produce them.  And the way it works is, it sets the cap, which government has to do, and then allows those of us that are industry to demonstrate that we’ve done better, and rewards us…>>

Breaking Down- ‘Cap And Trade
Cap and trade is often held out as a more palatable alternative to the carbon tax proposal. In either case, the goal is to offset any negative environmental damages that are not represented as costs in the production process…>>

Carbon Pricing 101
When carbon emissions cost money, we produce less of them.
– What is carbon pricing?
– How does carbon pricing work?
– Economic benefits. >>

Carbon Tax vs. Cap-and-Trade: What’s a Better Policy to Cut Emissions? Noah Kaufman | March 01, 2016

– What Are the Key Similarities Between a Carbon Tax and Cap-and-Trade?
– What Are Some Important Advantages of Each?
– What Are the Key Disadvantages?
– So What’s the Bottom Line?

Cap and Trade vs. Taxes
Cap and trade and a carbon tax are two distinct policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Each approach has its vocal supporters.  Those in favor of cap and trade argue that it is the only approach that can guarantee that an environmental objective will be achieved, has been shown to effectively work to protect the environment at lower than expected costs, and is politically more attractive.  Those supporting a carbon tax argue that it is a better approach because it is transparent, minimizes the involvement of government, and avoids the creation of new markets subject to manipulation. This note explores both the fundamental similarities between cap and trade and tax regimes, but also the important differences between them.
– Important similarities between cap and trade and taxes
– Important differences between cap and trade and taxes

Carbon Offsets
Tony Anderson- General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative

A carbon allowance is an instrument that will be issued by the government or a trading exchange that will give the utilities the right to emit a certain level of carbon...>>

Karel Rogers- Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Grand Valley State University

One complicated game people can play when it comes to lifestyles that produce excess carbon into the atmosphere, is to purchase carbon offsets…>>

John Stivers-Owner & Operator of J.H. Stivers Project Services LLC

Carbon offsets are the financial instruments used in a cap and trade structure….>>

Should You Buy Carbon Offsets?
by Brian PalmerApril 28, 2016
A practical and philosophical guide to neutralizing your carbon footprint. >>

How Carbon Offsets Work
by Sarah Dowdey |
– The Theory Behind Carbon Offsets 
A business or household might find buying offsets more economical than retrofitting a building or eliminating auto emissions. With the planet as a whole producing about 25 billion tons of CO2 per year [source: Clean Air-Cool Planet], it doesn’t really matter if a reforestation project in Ecuador gets its funding from an Ecuadorian banker or an American factory…>>
– Why do People Buy Carbon Offsets?
– Emerging Standards and How to Buy Offsets.

Carbon Tax

Tony Anderson- General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative : Could you tell me some of what your sense, from where you sit, of the impact of things like the carbon tax that they’re talking about? What is your sense of the impact that could have on a local community?…>>

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Carbon Taxes and the Carbon Tax Center
32 of the most frequently asked

Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts
Phillip Inman Economics editor | Last modified on Monday 29 May 2017
Economists, including Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, say taxes of $100 per metric tonne could be needed by 2030…>>

Guess Who’s for a Carbon Tax Now
Tina Rosenberg | April 11, 2017

The conservative carbon tax: Right idea, wrong tool for addressing climate change
We need to reduce climate risks. But rather than adding taxes, why not take some away instead?

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax
By Chad Stone, Opinion Contributor | Feb. 10, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.

They face an uphill climb, but some GOP elder statesman are pushing for placing a price on carbon.