Cap and trade in two and a half minutes

California’s carbon marketplace is one of the tools the state is using to work toward its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions goal. Large industries under the cap have choices about how they comply, including paying for permissions to pollute. But how does it all work? We explain (in a little longer than two and a half minutes).

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