DEFRA goes cold on personal carbon trading

May 2008
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);May2008, Issue 400, p17
The article reports that the British Environment Department (DEFRA) put the idea of personal trading in carbon allowance on hold. According to the research reports published by DEFRA on the issue, they concluded that personal carbon trading was too expensive and essentially ahead of its time. The agency decided not to fund any further research but will keep watch on research being done by others.


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