As states continue to evaluate the Clean Power Plan, a support for mass-based implementation approach seems to be gaining momentum. Mass-based approaches can be simpler than rate-based approaches to administer as well as enable more well-known emissions-style trading schemes.
Mass-based compliance approaches provide a familiar framework to air regulators. Their attractiveness could increase if a substantial number of states pursue this compliance option. In this instance, other states could be drawn to lower compliance costs that result from a larger, more efficient trading market.
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