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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Duties of the State: A Preliminary Review of Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation

Grant Boyle


tion Emissions trading has emerged in recent years as the regulatory instrument of choice for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions among industrialized countries around the world. The recent enthusiasm for emissions trading typifies a larger political consensus over what could be characterized as an ecological modernist approach to addressing climate change that emphasizes the role of industry and innovation, flexibility and win-win approaches for the economy and environmental protection.1 In theory, emission trading allows those firm


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