WASHINGTON - Even as some of them fight Washington's new clean air regulations in court, coal-reliant Midwestern states are asking the Obama administration to provide rules for an emissions trading platform that would help them meet the federal greenhouse gas standards.
WASHINGTON — The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.
BRUSSELS — The suspension of spot trading on European carbon emission markets entered its second week Thursday, as national regulators awaited confirmation from the European Union that their security systems were up to date.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Basin Electric Power Cooperative is searching for customers to buy the carbon dioxide it plans to retain in an experiment to reduce emissions of the gas from its Antelope Valley power plant, a company official said Wednesday.
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. sugar production will decrease “substantially” if carbon emissions are taxed at projected rates, says a new analysis by the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty supports changing a state law that makes it difficult for North Dakota to sell electricity from new, coal-fueled power plants to Minnesota, a Pawlenty spokesman said Wednesday.
Farmers enrolled in a program that rewards them for reducing greenhouse gasses are finding the market for their carbon credits has shrunk amid the recession and uncertainty about climate legislation being crafted by Congress.
Carbon dioxide credits are fetching about 60 cents a metric ton, down from a high of about $7 a year ago, according to the National Farmers Union, which runs the program.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
July 30, 2009
Two weeks ago, the North Dakota Public Service Commission came out against the federal energy and climate legislation making its way through Congress (“N.D. regulators oppose ‘cap and trade’ carbon rules,” Page 1B, May 19).
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