Waxman-Markey V. EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Key differences exist between the cap-and-trade scheme proposed by the Waxman-Markey Bill and Phase II of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), from 2008-2012, and Phase III of the EU ETS, from 2013-2020. The differences, particularly the different targets set by the Waxman-Markey Bill, may affect the EU ETS emissions reduction target.

On May 15, 2009, Chairman of the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee, Henry A. Waxman, and Chairman of the U.S. Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Edward J. Markey, introduced a bill entitled, “The American...
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