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CPR Climate Change Bibliography


Book Reviews

Frank Ackerman, Review of Nicholas Stern’s Blueprint for a Safer Planet, in Nature Reports: Climate Change (on-line journal), April 2009 –analyzed the potential worldwide policy that could be made on climate change as presented in Stern’s book, praising aspects such as its cause to act now, as opposed to most economists’ advice to move slowly, but questioning whether the proposed deal would make enough steps to work against climate change
Frank Ackerman, Hot, It’s Not: Reflections on Cool It!, by Bjorn Lomborg, 2008, 89 Climatic Change 435 (2008) – refuted evidence presented in Lomborg’s book suggesting climate change should not be a global priority; argued against cost-benefit analysis in reference to climate change; proposed solutions to influence government approach to climate change

Boxer-Kerry bill

William Buzbee, Boxer-Kerry: Measures to Address Error and Illegality, CPRBlog, October 5, 2009, http://www.progressivereform.org/CPRBlog.cfm?idBlog=26AA1345-C71B-3C79-0B6C7A24A8DEE099 –discussed the structure of the bill, its potential benefits, and its potential shortcomings, namely a large-scale implementation issue and preemption issues
Alejandro Camacho, Boxer-Kerry Centralizes Procedures for Adaptation But Lacks Substantive Guidance, CPRBlog, October 7, 2009, http://www.progressivereform.org/CPRBlog.cfm?idBlog=2F4A0AC3-9C36-B744-0E6837E8236BF962–discussed the Boxer-Kerry bill, its similarities and differences between the bill and ACES, and the potential shortcomings of the bill
Alice Kaswan, Boxer-Kerry: Integrating Regulation and Cap-and-Trade, CPRBlog, October 1, 2009, http://www.progressivereform.org/CPRBlog.cfm?idBlog=0EF54957-D377-FF79-4930A62A84F0F0B8 –discussed Boxer-Kerry’s retention of the CAA’s regulatory authority (authority that was preempted in Waxman-Markey) and the benefits of combining cap-and-trade with regulation
Alexandra Klass, Boxer-Kerry: Carbon Capture and Sequestration Provisions Are About Right, CPRBlog, October 5, 2009, http://www.progressivereform.org/CPRBlog.cfm?idBlog=1BC99AF0-ED49-546A-9609052452A3F515 –discussed the CCS provisions included in the bill, focusing on the improvements from Waxman-Markey, especially the broader range for bonus allowance amounts, while emphasizing the need for looking forward toward overall greater energy efficiency instead of becoming too focused on CCS


William Funk, Constitutional Implications of Regional CO2 Cap-and-Trade Programs: The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a Case in Point, 27 UCLA J. Envtl. L. and Pol'y 353 (2009the Compact Clause, and the Dormant Commerce Clause”) – discussed the RGGI program in the northeast and the constitutional problems that could arise under a federal program, including “preemption,
Alice Kaswan, Why a Cap-and-Trade System Needs a Regulatory Backstop, CPRBlog, Aug. 26, 2009, http://www.progressivereform.org/CPRBlog.cfm?idBlog=56F58E4B-D5FD-4FDB-7CFE8D1838C2AADA –argued against the claim that the free market will induce greenhouse gas emission reduction as opposed to regulation, described the cap-and-trade system of Waxman-Markey, and enumerated the misgivings of the weakened bill
Alice Kaswan, Decentralizing Cap-and-Trade? The Question of State Controls within a Federal Greenhouse Gas Cap and-Trade Program- argues that federal cap-and-trade legislation should allow states to continue to control stationary sources within their jurisdiction through direct regulation, limits on offset use, and trading controls to maximize co-pollutant reduction benefits
Alice Kaswan, "Environmental Justice and Cap-and-Trade," in a Climate Justice book (Robert Bullard, ed., MIT Press, estimated 2010) - draws on earlier work to argue that cap-and-trade programs should be combined with direct regulation and should incorporate limitations to enhance co-pollutant reductions
Alice Kaswan, “Reconciling Justice and Efficiency: Integrating Environmental Justice into Domestic Cap-and-Trade Programs for Controlling Greenhouse Gases,” in Ethics, Energy, and Climate Change (Denis Arnold, ed., 2009) –discussed the tension between environmental justice and market-based mechanisms, applied this discussion to cap-and-trade programs, and offered reasoning and mechanisms for achieving equity and efficiency in cap-and-trade programs
Alice Kaswan, Decentralizing Cap-and-Trade? The Question of State Stringency, 1 San Diego J. Climate & Energy L.__ (2009) –discussed states’ role in a federal cap-and-trade program, analyzing whether states should be allowed to enact more stringent legislation; discussed the consequences and benefits of stricter state regulation, finding that states should be allowed to impose stricter limitations
Lesley McAllister, The Overallocation Problem in Cap-and-Trade: Moving Toward Stringency, 34 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 395 (2009) –analyzed overallocation of allowances in four current cap-and-trade programs, finding that overallocation, whether occurring throughout the whole program or just at its onset, compromised the level of environmental benefits in the program as a whole; proposed ways in which cap-and-trade programs could be streamlined for environmental effectiveness
Lesley McAllister, Equation: Compliance in Cap and Trade Programs, 24 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 299 (2007) – described how the meaning of compliance will be altered in cap and trade programs, particularly in the regulator-regulated relationship, and both the benefits and pitfalls this change will create in the efficacy of environmental regulation
Lesley McAllister, Models of Enforced Self-Monitoring for a Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Scheme –analyzing enforcement needs in federal climate legislation
Amy Sinden, Revenue Neutral Cap and Trade, __Envtl. L. Rep.__ (2009) –analyzed the potential application of “cap and dividend” and “fair-share cap-and-trade” approaches to climate change regulation, which both take the burden of higher prices on carbon off individual consumers, and discussed the issues of carbon emissions reduction, justice and implementation that these programs would create

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