in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has updated and expanded its analysis of six mandatory cap-and-trade proposals for carbon emissions. WRI's analysis was updated to include recent proposals from Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner, R-Va., as well as Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

WRI says the analysis will be a valuable tool in evaluating the environmental stringency of proposed legislation. A new chart in the updated analysis compares the cumulative emissions budget outlined in each bill now being considered by Congress.

"Charting a course for mandatory emissions reductions is critical, but targets alone do not allow for a thorough comparison of the different bills," says Jonathan Pershing, director of WRI's Climate and Energy Program. "This analysis highlights the fact that a cap-and-trade program alone will not solve the global warming challenge. Complementary policies will be needed."

WRI adds that the analysis does not depict the economic costs or impacts resulting from these policies. For more information on the updated analysis, visit wri.org/usclimatetargets.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
BG 2015DblBox_id2032