Keep the Faith in the Carbon Market

Bussler, Oliver
September 2010
Sustainable Industries;Sep/Oct2010, Issue 91, p39
The author comments on the voluntary U.S. carbon market. He highlights the problems surrounding the market including lack of momentum, congressional delay on passing climate legislation, and the likelihood that companies will not be allowed to count existing emissions credits toward compliance in a federal program. He cites the mandatory greenhouse gas framework operating in the Canadian province of Alberta as an example of a voluntary carbon-offset program. He suggests the establishment of strict investment criteria for the U.S. carbon market.


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