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Analy­sis of sta­tus of reg­u­la­tory frame­works for GHG (green­house gas) emis­sions, car­bon mar­kets, and green tech­nol­ogy devel­op­ment lead­ing to an envi­ron­men­tal strat­egy for GHG emissions.

DE was asked to research the dif­fer­ent car­bon mar­kets — both vol­un­tary and reg­u­lated — and to pro­vide a sum­mary of their sta­tus and rel­e­vance to the energy sec­tor. The West­ern Cli­mate Ini­tia­tive, the Regional Green­house Gas Ini­tia­tive, vol­un­tary car­bon mar­kets, and the reg­u­lated Euro­pean Emmis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem (EU-ETS) were key focused on. Pro­posed reg­u­la­tory frame­works and trad­ing schemes in North Amer­ica were also analyzed.