The Canadian province of Ontario said it would introduce legislation Wednesday to create a cap and trade program to lower industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
If the legislation is passed it is expected to help the province meet climate change commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6 percent below 1990 levels by 2014 and 15 percent by 2020.
Greenhouse gases trap heat from the sun and warm the planet’s surface. Of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the majority are related to energy consumption, and most of those are carbon dioxide. From 1990 to 2011, energy-related carbo... Read Post
Success in lowering emissions in the RGGI states has resulted in talk of tightening the pollution limits to further reduce greenhouse gases. In January, six of the nine participating states – Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New... Read Post