Friday, December 4, 2009

The Story of Cap & Trade

What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the "devils in the details" in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about cap and trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.


From the Blog: A Defining Moment

"We made The Story of Cap & Trade to encourage a real discussion about how to solve the enormous climate challenges we face. If there was ever an issue that merited broad, even heated public debate, this is it. I’d far rather people argue about cap and trade and other policy options than ignore them or silently go along with the crowd, even when our guts tell us the solution on the table is inadequate..."
read the full post & comment HERE

From this morning's New York Times! Nice mention of The Story of Cap & Trade:

"The push by pro-climate bill, anti-cap-and-trade groups is also getting stronger. A film released yesterday by The Story of Stuff, Free Range Studios, Climate Justice Now! and Durban Group for Climate Justice is aimed at the general public and attempts to explain the cap-and-trade concept in a simple way. It tells listeners that "the devils in the details" of cap and trade including free allowances and offsets will only line the pockets of Wall Street..."
read the full article HERE!

Daphne Wysham on the Huffington Post!

Daphne Wysham (a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, AND one of the content advisors for The Story of Cap & Trade) is featured in the Huffington Post's "GREEN" section today, December 1, 2009.

check it out HERE!

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From the Blog: Climate & Consumption

"If you’re like me, an increasing amount of your worries these days focus on the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere and the resulting potential for devastating climate chaos...."

read the full post & comment HERE