Climate Policy Hill Briefing on Allowance Value

Briefing on Allowance Value in a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Cap-and-Trade System

March 27, 2009

The Pew Center held a Congressional Briefing on the use of allowance value in a GHG cap-and-trade system.  No matter what final form an eventual cap-and-trade system takes, its emissions allowances will represent significant value for decades. The panelists presented different views on how that value should be used, and the key mechanisms for distributing it.


  • Judi Greenwald, Vice President for Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
    Presentation Slides     Windows Media Video    
  • Peter Molinaro, Vice President, Federal and State Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Company
    Using Allowance Value to Address Competitiveness
    Windows Media Video    
  • Chad Stone, Chief Economist, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    Using Allowance Value to Compensate Consumers
    Windows Media Video     
  • Melissa Lavinson, Director, Federal Environmental Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, PG&E
    US Climate Action Partnership views on Allowance Distribution
    Windows Media Video   
  • Question and Answer Session: Windows Media Video   


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