Alberta’s trailblazing carbon market remains a work in progress

Daysland-area farmer Ken Eshpeter jumped at the chance to get involved in the province’s carbon market.

When the 64-year-old Albertan saw he could claim $14,000 worth of emission-reduction credits as a result of his farming practices dating back to 2002, he signed a contract with a company in 2011 to pool the credits with other farmers – and sell them to a big industrial emitter of greenhouse gases.

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