The Story of Cap and Trade

(Video) ... introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about cap and trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Dec 7, 2009 - 7:26 AM PST
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Dec 7, 2009 - 5:58 PM PST

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Dec. 7, 2009

Entertaining and informative animation about carbon cap & trade, based on opinions by activist Annie Leonoard, who provides a good visual explanation of how this proposed solution works. She thinks that what she calls "cap & giveaway" and carbon offsetting are too easy to game and are a distraction that supports business as usual by industrial polluters. Instead, she advocates solid caps, strong laws, citizen action and carbon fees. Though this video is well produced, it's still more of an advocacy piece than journalism -- its overview is a bit simplistic and doesn't offer sufficient context or opposing viewpoints about the complicated challenges we face in trying to solve the problem of carbon emissions.

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Kaizar Campwala
4.1
by Kaizar Campwala - Dec. 7, 2009

Informative video. I now have a deeper understanding of cap and trade. However, in its advocacy, it demonizes players in c & t a little too much, which may prevent some people who would benefit from understanding the pitfalls of c & t as proposed from really hearing it.

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