|BSB directory||BSB Education||BSB lectures||Patient Earth|
Cap and Tradea solution for pollution?
What is Cap and Trade?Can Cap and Trade reduce Air pollution?
The cap is a legal limit set on one type of air pollution.
A coal fired power plant is ordered not to emit more than a certain number of tons of carbon dioxide per year, and is allocated one credit for each ton it is allowed to emit. Each year the cap is lowered, until the pollution is reduced to a level that scientists and regulators deem safe.
Trade is used because markets are used to trade those pollution credits. Polluters who clean up their act so much that they are well below their yearly cap can sell the leftovers for a tidy profit to others that cannot or will not meet their own cap. In some cases the government auctions the allowances instead of allocating them.
The idea is to create incentives for industry to invest in new technology and alternative fuel sources, with a level playing field ensured by continuous, verifiable emissions monitoring.
Will it work?
In the past it worked partly.
The track records for other cap-and-trade programs are sobering. Not one has definitively cleaned up a major environmental problem. Adding insult to injury, environmental justice advocates say the market programs have allowed power plants and other industry to keep spewing out toxic pollution by buying credits from elsewhere.
Some new cap-and-trade programs have demonstrably helped reduce pollution. But we are still not sure that a cap-and-trade system would deliver in time the significant cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions that we need to prevent catastrophic climate change.
So what we need are more responsible humans! People who care for their children
people who care for their neighbors
Join Bear Springs Blossom, the more we are the better we can help you to deal with the coming challenges.
As a BSB member you are better prepared
You can have a better life, your children a better future!
Better in-depth knowledge helps us preserve and|
not to destroy Earth - as we know it!
A good environmental education helps us to understand and to deal with coming changes and challenges.
Education helps us to protect our families!
Is "Cap and Trade" really a ‘Declaration of War,’ on American families?
In general, under cap and trade, the amount of carbon that energy producers emit is capped. They can exceed that cap through the purchase, i.e., “trade,” of carbon permits. The money for those permits would be collected by the government and presumably redistributed under a system still being crafted.
“The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill,” Chairman of the House Republican Conference Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
“It's pretty clear that we are going to increase costs on every American with this plan -- and the other thing we need to keep in mind is the millions of American jobs we are going to put at risk if we impose this new tax on American industry when our competitors around the world will not,” John Boehner (R-Ohio)
BSB preserves - -
- Join BSB -
BSB members strongly believe that Conservation Education CE is the only solution to give the majority of human beings a better life on Earth.
Search BSB with your search phrase
Copyright Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation
International charitable nonprofit organization 501(c)(3)
All rights reserved
Peter Bonenberger - volunteer + president
Marianne Bonenberger + director of education
BSBNCG POB 63295 Pipe Creek 78063 TX USA
Quiz Earth Oceans 2
Quiz Earth Oceans 3
Quiz Earth Oceans 4
Quiz Earth Oceans 5
Quiz Earth Oceans 6
Quiz Earth Oceans 7
Quiz Earth Oceans 8
Quiz Earth Oceans 9
Quiz Earth Oceans 10
Who said that 1?
Who said that 2?
Who said that 3?
Who said that 4?
Who said that 5?
Who said that 6?
Who said that 7?
Who said that 8?
Who said that 9?
Santiago de Compostela
Basilica St Peter
Hamburg Town Hall
Amsterdam Town Hall
Lisbon from Tejo
Notre Dame Paris
Paris Eiffel tower
St. Petersburg Russia
Santiago de Compostela
Victoria Vancouver Island
Ulm Muenster Germany
BSB tries to be as accurate as possible, but we are not responsible for broken or false links or misinterpretation
BSB was founded 2002 +
As a nonprofit organization, BSB is always grateful for donations in support of our mission.
|Fair Use Notice|
All material on 1000+ BSB web-pages is intended to advance understanding of the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of Nature conservation. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed an interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from our websites for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you are the owner of copyrighted material(s) appearing on this site, and wish it to be removed, please contact us directly.