One of the biggest greenhouse gas contributors is traffic: emissions from cars and trucks. But traffic is found on more than just our roads: it’s on the river. Find out how much river boats emit and how researchers are trying to make them greener.
It’s down to the final hours in Copenhagen, Denmark for international negotiators to reach agreement on a new climate treaty. Meanwhile, municipalities have taken it upon themselves to address climate change. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland Gourlay has this look at the fate of Louisville’s own Climate Action Plan.
Plans to build an experimental, near-zero carbon dioxide emissions power plant in Illinois could be back in play. The U.S. Department of Energy cancelled the FutureGen project a little more than a year ago when it determined the project’s cost had doubled. But a new report finds the DOE miscalculated.
The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Kentucky Utilities one-point-four million dollars for Clean Air Act violations. As WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports, the KU plant failed install the required pollution controls.
Kentucky has joined the North American Climate Registry, along with more than forty other states, and most Canadian provinces.
Several counties are usually under orders to use only RFG because of their smog problems. But RFG is in short supply. So through the end of September, gas suppliers in those areas can look to more readily available fuels.
Louisville Metro now has a baseline inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions.