Thursday, July 9, 2009

Are cap and trade, portfolio standard paths towards UTC enhancement? Washington, DC

Steve Offutt, Environmental Consulting. Transform to Sustainability:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
More Urban Canopy Using Market Mechanisms
I have been asked to present this idea at the 2009 Policy Greenhouse being sponsored by DC Councilmember Mary Cheh and hosted at George Washington University on Friday, July 10. I am pleased that my idea was accepted as one of eleven innovative ideas for achieving high impact environmental solutions.
The premise is simple: apply the concept of a Portfolio Standard (a kind of Cap and Trade) with market-price trading to the issue of urban canopy.

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