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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Air Emissions Trading Program (Market Based)
The United States has pioneered the use of emissions reductions trading for more than 25 years. Emissions reductions trading can take different forms and can be used in different sectors to meet regulatory requirements. There are two general types of emissions reductions trading programs: cap and trade allowance programs and project-based (credit or offset) programs. Both types of emissions reductions trading programs are meant to work in conjunction with existing regulations. Any emissions reductions trading program should be designed and undertaken to complement basic safeguards for public health and the environment under the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws. For both types of emissions reductions trading, the basic concept is similar: trading provides companies with the flexibility to develop cost effective emissions reduction strategies. more …

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  • Joseph Fontaine
    Emissions Trading Programs Manager
    NHDES Air Resources Division
    29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-6794
    (603) 271-1381(fax)



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