Carbon bypass

September 2005
New Scientist;9/3/2005, Vol. 187 Issue 2515, p4
The article reports that New York, New Jersey, Delaware and the six New England states are working towards an agreement to freeze and eventually reduce power-plant emissions. A key feature of the agreement is a barter system that would allow generating companies to trade unused emission credits. It also specifies a 150-million-tonne ceiling on carbon dioxide emissions for the area starting in 2009. The initiative would be the first to curtail emissions in one of the most prolific carbon dioxide-producing regions in the U.S.


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