03.04.2010 Time for a low-carbon portfolio standard?
With a comprehensive cap-and-trade bill unlikely to pass the U.S. Senate in 2010, Cameron Prell discusses alternative energy policies lawmakers should consider for lowering GHG emissions in "Time for a Low-Carbon Portfolio Standard," published in the February 2010 issue of Environmental Finance ( He argues that by pursuing carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) together as a low-carbon portfolio standard, the U.S. will at least be taking the first step toward its goal of setting standards for GHG emission reductions.