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Emissions Banking and Trading Programs

The EBT programs consist of three cap-and-trade programs and two credit generating programs. These programs provide participants compliance flexibility in meeting air regulations while reducing emissions in Texas.

Programs

Discrete Emission Credit Program
This program provides a method to generate credit by creating temporary emission reductions throughout Texas.

Emissions Banking and Trading of Allowances Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emission caps for grandfathered and electing electric generating facilities in Texas.

Emission Credit Program
This program provides a method to generate credit by creating permanent emission reductions in nonattainment areas throughout Texas.

Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements an annual HRVOC emission cap for affected facilities in Harris County.

Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements an annual nitrogen oxides emission cap for affected facilities in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria ozone nonattainment area.

Featured Items

  • Annual reports for the MECT, HECT, and EBTA Programs
  • Credit generations for the ERC and DERC Programs
  • Trades for the ERC, DERC, MECT, HECT, and EBTA Programs

Authorized Account Representative Registration Form (updated March 2016) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document 

EBT database

EBT Stakeholder Group
An open-participation group that discusses issues related to EBT programs.

Credit and Allowance Exchange
Current listing of requests to buy and sell credits and allowances.

Contacts

Emissions Banking and Trading Contacts