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Secret voting is no longer routinely used in any other European Parliament. (With partial exceptions for votes on appointments in some countries). The reason for this is clear. If you don't know how your representative voted, how do you know if they have represented you or not? So this circumstance hasn't arisen in any other country. The range of ...


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Are we talking just nations? I recall Illinois had a revelation on the need for nuclear power when a nuclear power plant threatened to close passing a law that gave "green credit" to the power plant to keep it open. I believe Wisconsin had passed a similar law for the same reason. Can you define the line on embracing nuclear power because it is &...


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In the US, NY state tackles the question of whether to favor nuclear electric generation in its clean-energy policy. The state resolves the question by creating two parallel financial mechanisms Renewable Energy Credits (REC), which do not include nuclear Zero Emission Credits (ZEC), which do include nuclear REC is meant primarily for wind, solar and hydro....


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Similarly to the answer about China, the UK also uses nuclear energy to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. This is a coalition government paper from 2010. UK gov long-term nuclear strategy Government has previously set out its policy that nuclear energy should play an important role – alongside renewable energy and Carbon Capture and ...


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China has been approving the construction of new nuclear power plants with official statements referring to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with nuclear energy. The statements don't seem to mention the terms green nor do they draw a direct parallel to more conventional forms of renewable energy (like the wind/solar/hydro in your question)...


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ETS is a "cap and trade" system. You seem to be focusing on the "trade" part, and ignoring the "cap". Cap and trade is intended to reduce total carbon emissions by putting a limit on the total emissions from all entities participating in the system -- that's the cap. But it also recognizes that there are considerable short-term ...


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If the trading system is properly designed, and airline tickets behave like typical goods in Econ-101, then removing yourself from the market shifts the demand curve, making it slightly cheaper for others to fly, but the new supply-demand equilibrium would still be at a "lower" point in terms of "quantity". Note the "you" in the ...


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If fewer people are flying, there are fewer flights, which means less emissions. That's it. The whole idea of emission allowances is just a way to make people responsible for their emissions (and emission trading is just economics). It doesn't change the underlying fact that fewer flights = less emissions. To strictly prove that your choice to not fly would ...


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You probably need to look at it from the point of view of supply and demand in classical market theory. If there was very limited demand for flying, the industry would not be able to afford any ETS on the auction market, so it would stop emitting. Rather, to put it differently, if customers were unwilling to pay any extra costs for emissions from flying, ...


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