Marc Hughes


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C02 Cap & Trade thought

29 May 2008

So all three presidential candidates are now in favor of a cap & trade policy (some differences between them) for carbon emissions, it might actually happen someday.

It got me thinking... in such a system Environmental groups could buy carbon credits, and then just not use them.  A fairly direct way to turn dollars into clean air, and it'd have a side-effect of making the remaining credits more costly, and therefore make it more costly to pollute.