Tradeable Carbon Credits

And, in another good TCS article today, Marlo Lewis analyzes the effects of several CO2 reduction initiatives. Marlo focuses on the February 2002 Bush administration policy announcement of transferable credits for voluntary reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. You report it, you get to trade it. Interesting idea, sounds sensible and market-based, but … Marlo eloquently and incisively lays out why it’s not as market-based as it appears, and what some of its unintended consequences could be.

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  1. My company has Carbon Credits available for trading derived from our effluent treatment plant (methane).
    I would like to know more about the following:
    1. What is a fair price to negotiate the credits?
    2. How long should the contract be in terms of years? What is the usual period of time negotiated?
    3. What is the usual commission charged by a broker?
    4. Can you suggest three brokerage firms to contact?
    Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

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