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February 14, 2009

Cap and Trade Explained Clearly and Simply

Category: Climate Change,Economics,Policy – Tom Harrison – 9:01 am

I came across this excellent, straightforward, and compelling page describing how cap and trade works in the Green Room blog of the Environmental Defense Fund. If anyone knows of such a clear explanation of how a carbon tax would work, please let me know and I’ll post it.

Update, 3/17/09, Here’s another article with a good explanation of cap and trade, in particular with a good contrast with carbon tax.


  1. […] on the matter), and can say only that this topic is a hard one to truly understand. I am convinced, along with others, that cap and trade or its variants are best (compared to alternatives like regulation, or a carbon […]

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  2. What is the straight answer under this bill (if passed) relative to certain certifications (mostly environmental) before being able to sell your own house.

    Thank you,

    R.T. Duff

    Comment by Robert T. Duff — January 11, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

  3. This a very informative site, very thought provoking!

    Comment by Viv Kornelius — January 28, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

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