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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 26, 2013 | Posted by Karen Mintzer 9/26/2013 | Permalink
On September 20, 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that would limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal- and gas-fired power plants. Greenhouse gases, which include CO2, are considered to be a major contributor to climate change. While many states have rules limiting CO2 emissions, there are no federal limits on such emissions. read more
December 20, 2010 | Posted by Daggan, Clinton | Permalink

On November 9, 2010, the New York State Climate Action Council ("Climate Action Council") released the New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report (the "Interim Report").  The Interim Report describes policy options that aim to achieve greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions mitigation and better prepare New York State for a changing climate.  The Interim Report is part of Executive Order 24, which was issued by Governor David Paterson in August 2009 and formally established a State goal of reducing GHG emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 ("80 by 50").  The Executive Order established the Climate Action Council to determine how to meet that goal and also to develop a plan to increase New York's ability to adapt to a rapidly changing climate.  The Climate Action Council is seeking public comments until February 7, 2011, and will review those comments before issuing the final Climate Action Plan. 

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