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By adopting this regulatory amendment, Quebec has taken an important step today in pursuing the deployment of further action within the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) to create an extensive carbon market in North America.
Known as the Western Climate Initiative, the scheme is described on its official website as "a collaboration of independent jurisdictions working together to identify, evaluate, and implement policies to tackle climate change at a regional level.
It was done in company with the Western Climate Initiative, an effort by several states and Canadian provinces to create a market in carbon-emission permits.
But the bill would suspend state and regional cap-and-trade programs such as the Western Climate Initiative, of which Oregon is a member.
But others note that it takes strong steps to support renewable electricity sources such as wind, solar, small hydro and biomass in preparation for the planned phase-out of the province's coal-fired electricity plants, and sets the stage for Ontario to follow through with low-emission building codes, vehicle regulations, public transit, municipal planning and eventually a province-wide cap and trade system, perhaps in concert with Quebec or as part of the broader Western Climate Initiative.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in The Arizona Daily Star, about her decision not to participate in a regional cap-and-trade system yet remain in the Western Climate Initiative, which has been crafting cap-and-trade standards.
These articles showcase the climate change policies of states and regional organizations such as the Western Climate Initiative, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the Midwestern Governors Association.
There are several states already participating in regional initiatives such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Western Climate Initiative and the Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord.