The EPA is moving to mandate even more greenhouse gas emissions reporting; local utilities say they’re ready to comply.
Today, President Barack Obama announced three major energy and environmental initiatives designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil as well as reduce global warming emissions. But as WFPL’s Kristin Espeland Gourlay reports, Kentucky’s response was less than enthusiastic.
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.
The next round of major climate treaty negotiations kicks off today in Copenhagen, Denmark, with more than 100 world leaders slated to attend, including President Barack Obama. Louisville’s former Air Pollution Control District Director Art Williams will also be in attendance, as part of the Sierra Club’s national delegation.
Some Kentuckians have just received the first checks for selling carbon credits for the forests they own. And these credits are selling for more than others right now on the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Kentucky has joined the North American Climate Registry, along with more than forty other states, and most Canadian provinces.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the nation’s first bill to take a comprehensive whack at sprawl. The bill’s main mechanism is links the transportation funding the California doles out with state climate policies.
Louisville Metro now has a baseline inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions.
This past year, farmers enrolled nearly 3 million acres in the National Farmers Union carbon credit program, keeping enough carbon dioxide stored in the soil to offset the yearly emissions of 320,000 automobiles.
Proponents say IGCC plants are cleaner than traditional plants because they don’t emit harmful pollutants during combustion. And that means the plant could make more use of Indiana coal, which is higher in sulfur than coal from western states.