This primer examines the options for addressing concerns that sufficient offset supply will not be available at the outset of the cap-and-trade program. It discusses the treatment of offset projects in the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) and offers ideas on how the provisions could be altered to address these concerns.
Author(s): Lydia Olander, David Cooley, Brian Murray, and Jan Mazurek
Published: October 2009