Snapshot of a Climate Bill

OVERALL GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS20% by 2020; 83% by 2050 (compared with 2005 levels)

CAP AND TRADERegulated industries purchase permits to emit greenhouse gases; permits can be traded

"OFFSETS"Companies can comply with new restrictions by paying others to reduce emissions

REDUCTION METHODSInclude expanding forests and eliminating methane from landfills and coal mines

NUCLEAR OPTIONBill designed to promote more use of non-polluting nuclear power

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