Electric Power Resource "Shuffling" and Subnational Carbon Regulation: Looking Upstream for a Solution
Rossi, Jim, 1965-
Smith, Andrew J. D.
"Resource shuffling" occurs when different subnational approaches to carbon regulation create variations in the costs of production across jurisdictions. California is the most aggressive jurisdiction in the United States to address climate change and has adopted a cap & trade program for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This Article addresses the resource shuffling issue presented by California's cap-and-trade program and evaluates the merits of various legal and regulatory solutions to the problem.