State should spend RGGI money from ratepayers carefully

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
RGGI requires power producers in member states — currently nine in New England and the Mid-Atlantic — to purchase credits if they emit more carbon dioxide than a target set by the initiative. Most of the money is then distributed to member states for the purpose of funding clean-energy programs. ...read more
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A Renewed Focus on Forestry

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
They envision a day when Vermonters can enroll their forestland into a carbon emissions cap and trade program — part of a global carbon transaction industry that topped $142 billion in 2011, according to a recent University of Vermont study — that would allow them to sell the value created by a tree's ... ...read more
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Fuel constraints could hit New England grid by 2024

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Dolan said while harsh winters offer lessons on what improvements can be made, New Englanders and policymakers should "acknowledge we have a system that drives the lowest wholesale prices in history, billions of dollars in new plants and investments, and the lowest carbon emissions of any ... ...read more
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Apartment blocks to be wired for electric car chargers

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
All major new apartment developments will have to be wired for electric car chargers within the next two years, due to a new EU rule. It comes as the government is trying to boost the roll-out of zero-emission electric vehicles to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions. Please Subscribe or Log in to ... ...read more
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A burning desire: The quest to save a coal-fired plant in a Wyoming small town

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Don Walford was playing golf with a rancher in Glenrock when he decided to use carbon dioxide from the Dave Johnston Power Plant to stimulate the ... It's been nearly three years since that day, and Walford's quest to wed Glenrock's coal-fired emissions with the oil fields has become the mission of ... ...read more
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EERC project wins $6 million in federal funding

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
The most recent federal dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy will go to Project Tundra, an ongoing EERC initiative to retrofit the Milton R. Young Station, near Center, N.D., with a carbon capture system. Such technology is now in demand as regulators seek to reduce carbon emissions that are ... ...read more
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Local UU climate group lobbies Senator Pacheco on energy policy

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Just before state Senator Marc Pacheco's announcement of a major omnibus energy bill on Monday, the Climate Justice Team of the First Unitarian Universalist Society met with the senator about their concerns over carbon emissions and fossil-fuel infrastructure. The team is joining faith-based and ... ...read more
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Penn Law students file comment urging Trump administration not to repeal Clean Power Plan

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
The Clean Power Plan, finalized in 2015, was designed to lower carbon emissions by reducing coal use and increasing electrical energy use. The EPA, under Trump-appointed administrator Scott Pruitt, announced its intent this past October to repeal the plan, following an executive order that Trump ... ...read more
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Martyn Brown: Whose law is really an ass in the Kinder Morgan dispute?

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
Without Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Justin Trudeau now tells us, there will be no national carbon tax, no $1.5-billion ocean protection strategy, and no way that Canada can meet its Paris Agreement commitment to cut our nation's carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. ...read more
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Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Environmental Cost

February 17, 2018 | Carbon Emissions
In terms of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry is "probably a drop in the bucket." Nonetheless, athletes like Olympic cross country skier Noah Hoffman are aware that every drop counts. "We see the changes to the climate on a yearly basis, and yet, we're burning huge amounts of fossil fuels ... ...read more
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