Disposition of Allowances under the Waxman-Markey Bill

15Jul09

The following graphs provide some insights into the disposition of allowances under the Waxman-Markey bill.  The graphs illustrate just how innovative US policy makers have been in their distribution of allowances under the cap-and-trade provisions of the bill. US policy makers have made the most of the valuable resource that allowances represent. They have drafted a framework which enables them to allocate allowances to the worst-affected liable parties, to encourage the development of clean technologies, to offset the impacts of rising energy prices and to support domestic and international adaptation and reforestation. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest strengths of the bill and European policy makers could learn a great deal from this approach.

 

Fig 1 - Perc Allowances

Fig 2 - Million Allowances

Fig 3 - Million Dollars

Fig 4 - Per All vs Auc

Fig 5 - Mill Allow All vs Auc

fIG 6 - Mill Doll All vs Auc

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