TITLE

Paying for My Hot Air

AUTHOR(S)
Lisagor, Kimberly
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Mother Jones;May/Jun2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses carbon offsets which allow consumers to convert their carbon emissions into money that is invested in green technology. Information about individual carbon offset companies like Atmosfair and Climate Friendly is provided. There are corporate watchdogs like the Center for Resource Solutions who provide accountability to carbon companies. Wolfgang Stradas studied carbon offsets for the International Ecotourism Society and is critical of them, but says they are a good step.
ACCESSION #
24961858

 

Related Articles

  • BRAND GREEN BUY-IN.  // Green Futures;Mar/Apr2006, Issue 57, p5 

    The article focuses on the report commissioned by the Green Alliance from the Policy Studies Institute which suggested that the government should engage the eco-taxation bullet in a new Green Living Initiative in Great Britain. It prescribes an integrated approach, by government at all levels,...

  • Permission for emission--a real asset? Barker, Pat // Accountancy;Aug2003, Vol. 132 Issue 1320, p90 

    The article discusses the procedure for accounting for emission rights in Great Britain after the government established a maximum limit on companies' emissions and an emissions trading scheme in anticipation of the implementation of the Kyoto agreement by the European Union. The recommended...

  • MPs call for rethink on environmental taxation. Harding, David // Public Finance;4/15/2005, p10 

    Reports on the decrease of the percentage of the revenue environmental taxation. Fiscal strategy of the members of the Common's environmental audit select committee; Establishment of a Cabinet committee for climate change and energy policy into one department; Results of the Pre-Budget 2004 and...

  • SPAIN'S RESPONSE TO THE 2008 EU PACKAGE ON EMISSION TRADING. Rovira, María José // International Law News;Fall2010, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p23 

    The article reviews the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and Spain's challenges in implementing its obligations under the system. It mentions that the goal of the system is to meet the target in 2020 on reduction of greenhouse gas, the use of renewable resources, and the...

  • In or out: efficient inclusion of installations in an emissions trading scheme? Betz, Regina; Sanderson, Todd; Ancev, Tihomir // Journal of Regulatory Economics;Apr2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p162 

    Regulators around the world are currently considering national emissions trading schemes (ETS) as cost-effective instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the process, they are confronted with numerous design issues. The coverage of installations in an ETS is one such issue. While...

  • Transaction Costs in Pollution Markets: An Empirical Study. Gangadharan, Lata // Land Economics;Nov2000, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p601 

    This paper studies a market in pollution permits launched in Los Angeles in 1994. This tradable permit market has been projected to lead to substantial cost savings due to the flexibility it provides firms in terms of compliance with environmental regulation. This paper shows that transaction...

  • Commission set to reject over-generous ETS caps.  // Utility Week;10/27/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p5 

    The article reports that the European Commission has signaled that many national plans, submitted for the second phase of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), will be returned to member states because the allowances they propose are too generous. European environment commissioner...

  • Impacts of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act.  // Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p13 

    The article reports on the establishment of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS) by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER) in Australia. As stated, the act aims to underpin the introduction of an emissions trading scheme. In addition, it is suggested...

  • Future direction of ETS is too vague for firms.  // Utility Week;12/9/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 17, p12 

    The article reports on the concerns raised by companies covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme of the European Union on the duration of caps under the carbon allowance trading regime of the bloc in December 2005. The companies favor trading phases that last a decade or more based on polls...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics