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Title Constructing climate change legislation : background and issues / Gerald P. Overhauser, editor.
Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2009.

Series Climate change and its causes, effects and prediction series.
Climate change and its causes, effects, and prediction series.
Subject Climatic changes -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Greenhouse gases -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Emissions trading -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Alt Name Overhauser, Gerald P.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome. rdacc
Note Includes documents prepared by the staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
English.
Contents CONSTRUCTING CLIMATECHANGE LEGISLATION:BACKGROUND AND ISSUES; CONTENTS; PREFACE; CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION DESIGNWHITE PAPERGETTING THE MOST GREENHOUSE GASREDUCTIONS FOR OUR MONEY; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; BACKGROUND; Program Costs; Costs of Inaction; CAPTURING ECONOMICALLY BENEFICIAL AND LOW-COSTREDUCTIONS; CAP-AND-TRADE REGULATORY PROGRAM -CORNERSTONE OF A LOW COST PROGRAM; Flexibility; Incentives for Low-Cost Reductions; Incentives for Technology Advances; Principles for Smart Program Design and Implementation; Market Mechanisms to Manage Risk.
OPTIONAL CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM FEATURES TOCONTROL COSTSBanking; Offsets and International Trading; Firm-Level Borrowing from the Future; Multi-Year Compliance Periods; SPECIAL COST CONTAINMENT MECHANISMS: SAFETYVALVE, CIRCUIT BREAKER, INDEPENDENT AGENCY, ANDSTRATEGIC RESERVE; Safety Valve And Unlimited Allowances; Independent Agency with Broad Discretion to Release Allowances; STRATEGIC ALLOWANCE RESERVE AND AN AGENCY WITHLIMITED DISCRETION TO INTERVENE IN THE MARKET; Variations; A Price Floor for Allowances; Complementary Measures.
DISTRIBUTION OF ALLOWANCES OR PROCEEDS FROM THESALE OF ALLOWANCESBIG AND SMALL PLAYERS IN THE SAME MARKET; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION DESIGNWHITE PAPERAPPROPRIATE ROLES FOR DIFFERENTLEVELS OF GOVERNMENT; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; BACKGROUND; State and Local Climate Change Programs; RATIONALIZING GOVERNMENTAL ROLES; The Global Effect of Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Effect on the Level and Cost of National Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Efficient Use of Government and Societal Resources; The Benefit of States, Tribes, and Localities as Laboratories; Differing Local Circumstances.
Burden on Interstate CommerceThe Imposition of Burdens on other States; Stakeholder Needs; Balancing These Factors; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION DESIGNWHITE PAPERCOMPETITIVENESS CONCERNS/ENGAGINGDEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; RATE OF GROWTH IN CARBON EMISSIONS OF DEVELOPINGCOUNTRIES; U.N. FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, KYOTO PROTOCOL, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS; POLICY OPTIONS FOR ENCOURAGING DEVELOPINGNATIONS TO LIMIT THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS; THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION -- PROCESS FORRESOLUTION OF TRADE DISPUTES.
POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS OF WTO RULES/PROCESS FORU. S. CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATIONQuestions for Further Discussion; APPENDIX A: COMPARISON OF COUNTRIES' GREENHOUSEGAS EMISSIONS; REFERENCES; CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION DESIGNWHITE PAPERSCOPE OF A CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES; COVERAGE -- GREENHOUSE GASES; Economic Sectors; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; MEMORANDUM; INDEX.
ISBN 9781617282003 ebook
1617282006
1606929860 hbk.
9781606929865 hbk.
OCLC # 1162229464
Additional Format Print version: Constructing climate change legislation New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2009. 1606929860 (hbk.) (DLC) 2009499176.


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