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Understanding Carbon Pricing: A Quick Guide

For decades, the growing demand for energy has led to an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and emissions from other substances, many of which are toxic in the concentrations with which they are released.

Since its creation in 1970, air quality regulations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have led to substantial improvements in air quality. However, damage from GHG emissions, generally agreed to be at the root of climate change, is a persistent problem.

Paying for the true cost of these emissions might be the most effective policy mechanism to slow down GHG emissions.

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Authors:

  • Ingrid Malmgren - VEIC

Categories:

  • Climate Change