WA Ecology Seeks Input on Cap and Trade Programs

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking input to help decide which cap and trade programs to approve as a source of allowances for the Clean Air Rule.

Businesses covered by the rule are given several ways to comply. One way to comply is to obtain allowances that come from an approved cap and trade program outside of Washington State. The rule requires that we determine which cap and trade programs to approve based on three criteria:

1.) Allowances are issued by an established multi-sector greenhouse gas emission reduction program.

2.) Covered parties in the Clean Air Rule are able to purchase allowances within the cap and trade program. 

3.) The allowances are derived from methodologies congruent with those used in Washington’s greenhouse gas reporting program.

Watch the video and take the survey 

View a short video to learn more about the criteria and selection process. Then take the survey to share which cap and trade programs you think meet the three criteria and that you would like us to consider. The survey closes June 16, 2017.

If you have questions please contact Bill Drumheller, Climate & Energy Specialist, at (360) 407-7657 or Bill.Drumheller@ecy.wa.gov.