emissions trading

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emissions trading

n (St Ex) → Emissionshandel m
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LRAPA staff admitted during a public hearing that it could deny Seneca a new permit but said the agency would give the company the higher pollution allowance anyway.
19) The new pollution allowance trading program expanded existing acid rain controls and also proposed a new program to reduce nitrogen-oxides.
Big polluters could also buy the right to emit the unused portion of another nation's pollution allowance (SN: 12/20&27/97, p.
In fact, several states, including California and Washington, have already implemented similar regulations affecting local industry, and the United Nations is now considering implementing some type of worldwide pollution allowance system.
The buyer, the Tennessee Valley Authority, figures it's cheaper to pay two and a half to three million for another company's pollution allowance than to purchase smoke scrubbers.
Action will be sparked by assessments of emissions data, which will be compared with a signatory country's pollution allowance.
Despite years of experience, no one's figured out how to take the politics out of the market in pollution allowance trading.
Industrial concerns and electricity generators will apparently be granted an overall pollution allowance of 482 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
Industrial enterprises and electricity producers will apparently be granted an overall pollution allowance of 482 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
By allowing emission sources with high abatement costs to offset higher onsite emissions by purchasing additional reductions from other, lower-cost polluters, they assert trade in pollution allowances reduces the total cost of achieving a given reduction in aggregate emissions.
Proceeds from the auction of pollution allowances have been invested in energy-efficiency improvements for businesses, municipalities and homeowners across the state, saving both energy and money.