Trading emission credits

Thoughtlessness typical of climate-change politics is nowhere more evident than in the free ride given until recently to proposals for tradable emission credits.Tradable credits are simple in concept. A producer of greenhouse gas able to cut emissions below some target level earns marketable credits for the extra reduction. An emitter unable to make required cuts buys credits instead. A market thus develops in which to arbitrage compliance with emission limits, such as would be imposed by the troubled Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. And the market's essential liquidity grows out of the activity of traders, who buy and sell credits for profit.Cap-and-trade schemes like this can be va...

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