Cap and Trade on a very basic level is this: The federal government passed a law forcing companies to lower their carbon emissions by 80% by the year 2050. Power plants will have to pay big bucks in retrofitting their current operations or buy additional pollution ‘credits’ at auction from the government or from other plants who have an easier time being more efficient. Hence the CAP and the TRADE (of credits). The bottom line is each year these credits will be fewer and fewer and it will become harder and harder to reduce emissions thus the cost to the consumer will continue to skyrocket. We’re all about cleaner air, but there is a better way! Solar ownership is the only way to REALLY affect carbon emissions, AND help people save tens of thousands of dollars in the process!