Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
September 2007

Size Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Who Would be Affected by a 10,000-ton CO2 Emissions Rule?

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Size Thresholds for Greenhouse Gas Regulation: Who Would be Affected by a 10,000-ton CO2 Emissions Rule?
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Opponents of action on climate change have warned that jobs will be lost to a cap and trade system that encompasses small businesses. This report addresses this concern by seeking to identify what type and size of businesses will be, and won’t be, regulated under various legislative proposals that target facilities that emit at least 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide or its greenhouse gas equivalent per year. Understanding this will help design policy to assist those who would be most affected.