Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Australia's Emissions Trading Scheme Sets No Cap, No Date

Alrighty then.

The Australian government will begin work on a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme with analysis of a long-term goal for emissions reduction, Prime Minister John Howard announced today. The government's A$637 million plan sets no cap on emissions nor does it set a date for when the trading of emissions credits will begin.

..."The crucial feature of a cap-and-trade emissions trading scheme is the cap – the target," said ACF Executive Director Don Henry..."

From the Environmental News Service

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