Emissions in United States rebounded in 2013

This was a major setback for me last week, US greenhouse gases emissions related to energy rose two percent in 2013 compared to 2012. To the US EIA this is due to ” a small increase in coal consumption in the electric power sector. “ ” Coal has regained some market share from natural gas since a… Continue reading Emissions in United States rebounded in 2013

RGGI to cut emissions by 45 percent

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was started a few years ago to cut greenhouse gases emissions in nine Northeastern States in the USA. As I noted previously, it has been so far a great success. But it is ready for more. As the New York Times reports : ” The regional group proposed a 45… Continue reading RGGI to cut emissions by 45 percent

RGGI slashes emissions in northern US states

Do you remember my enthusiastic post last year on a US “cap-and-invest” program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (or RGGI) ? Well, it seems that it worked really well. To Climate Progress, the power sector of the nine participating states have slashed its emissions by 23 percent in only three years thanks to the decreased… Continue reading RGGI slashes emissions in northern US states

RGGI : A great American initiative on efficiency

According to the NRDC : ” ten northeastern and mid-Atlantic states are working together to shift their energy dollars to cleaner, local, job-creating resources “ through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). ” RGGI is a “cap-and-invest” program whereby the states set a regional limit on carbon pollution, sell pollution permits, and invest most of the… Continue reading RGGI : A great American initiative on efficiency