TITLE

Carbon Offsets

AUTHOR(S)
Schmidt, Charles W.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Environmental Health Perspectives;Feb2009, Vol. 117 Issue 2, pA62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the growing carbon-offset market in the U.S. that is available to businesses, persons, or groups interested in reducing their carbon footprints. It mentions the Clean Development Market (CDM) and certified emission reductions (CER) that can be traded to comply with Kyoto Protocol emission reduction targets. It notes smaller emissions compliance programs in the U.S. such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative among 10 northeast states. Offset opponents argue that alternative energy systems being developed and used in China would proceed because of regulatory requirements without the incentive of offset funding. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns of possible fraud in offset trading.
ACCESSION #
36804264

 

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