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Personal carbon trading: a policy ahead of its time?

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In 2008, the UK government undertook a review of personal carbon trading (PCT) and declared that it was ‘an idea currently ahead of its time’. PCT is a radical policy proposal which would entail all adults receiving an equal, tradable carbon allowance to cover emissions from household energy and/or personal travel. The allowance would reduce over time, in line with national emissions reduction goals. The government’s key concerns about PCT were its social unacceptability and high cost. This p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.enpol.2010.07.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Lower Carbon Futures
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Environmental Change Institute
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Tina Fawcett
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Energy Policy Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
11
Pages:
6868-6876
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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ISSN:
0301-4215
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uuid:8a277518-4738-4f9e-a3b7-2357b0f9b266
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ora:6578

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