The Climate Stewardship Acts
The Climate Stewardship Acts were a series of acts introduced in the 108th United States Congress. Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the first bill in 2003. It was followed in 2004 by a House companion of the bill introduced by Representatives Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) and John W. Olver (D-MA). Starting in 2010, the bills would have capped greenhouse gas emissions of the electricity generation, transportation, industrial, and commercial economic sectors at the 2000 level, while providing for market-based trading of emission allowances.
Understanding the Climate Stewardship Acts
- Summary of Gilchrest-Olver Climate Stewardship Act, 2004
- Summary of Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act, 2003
- Summary of MIT Analysis of Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act - An economic analysis of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act cap-and-trade program performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Also applies to Gilchrest-Olver cap-and-trade program.
- EIA's Assesments
- Summary of EIA Analysis of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act, 2003
- Modified assestment of EIA Analysis of the amended Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act - This amended version, which would hold U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at year 2000 levels by 2010, was considered by the U.S. Senate in October 2003.
- Assessment of EIA Analysis of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act, 2003 - The EIA analysis represents an ambitious attempt to provide insights into possible costs related to S.139; however, it should be thought of as an upper bound of likely costs.
- Critique of the Charles River Associates Analysis of Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act
- Report: Emissions Trading in the U.S.: Experience, Lessons and Considerations for Greenhouse Gases - A review of six diverse U.S. emissions trading programs.
- Report: Designing a Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program for the U.S. - Options for designing a domestic greenhouse gas reduction program.
- Report: The Emerging International Greenhouse Gas Market - Characteristics of the growing international market for GHG emissions.
- Proceedings of the Aspen Institute/Pew Center Joint Conference - A diverse group of business, government, and environmental leaders recommends a framework for a possible mandatory greenhouse gas reduction program for the United States