UK's carbon cuts

January 2004
New Scientist;1/24/2004, Vol. 181 Issue 2431, p4
Great Britain has started to deliver on its promise to lead the world in tackling global warming. On Monday it became the first large industrial economy to announce caps on emissions of carbon dioxide by large industrial operations such as power stations, oil refineries and cement works. The move will give a boost to energy companies that switch to renewable energy sources such as wind power. These companies will be able to sell spare "pollution permits" to others that cannot or will not meet the target unaided. The British government says it expects these permits to cost around £ 10 per tonne of carbon.


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