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Obama Administration Spends $17.4 Million to Explore Market for Carbon Credits

Posted By admin On June 9, 2011 @ 9:11 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Matt Cover
CNS News [1]
June 9, 2011

The Department of Agriculture (USDA)announced [2] that it has awarded $17.4 million for pilot projects that will begin exploring how to establish a market for greenhouse gas (GHG) credits, a key component of a cap and trade system, to help reduce carbon and other emissions that apparently contribute to global warming.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the projects were the “foundational work” for establishing an American carbon market.

“This is really sort of foundational work that’s being done,” Vilsack told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday.

The $17.4 million in funding is part of the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, which is supposed to foster innovation in environmental conservation technology and business. In this case, the administration has received special funding to provide CIG grants for projects that demonstrate methods for establishing a GHG-offset markets in agriculture.

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[5] Market Confidence Low: Carbon Credits now worth 25 cents, were at $7 in 2008: http://www.prisonplanet.com/market-confidence-low-carbon-credits-now-worth-25-cents-were-at-7-in-2008.html

[6] EU Carbon Credit trading takes a dive. In Greece, they can’t hardly give EU carbon credits away: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-carbon-credit-trading-takes-a-dive-in-greece-they-can%e2%80%99t-hardly-give-eu-carbon-credits-away.html

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[8] Federal Government Teaching Farmers to Participate in ‘Carbon Markets’ that Don’t Exist Yet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-government-teaching-farmers-to-participate-in-%e2%80%98carbon-markets%e2%80%99-that-don%e2%80%99t-exist-yet.html

[9] Obama Administration Gets Sued Over Carbon Tax E-mails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-gets-sued-over-carbon-tax-e-mails.html

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