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October 29, 2013

Greenhouse gas levels rose 11% over 1 year in Calif.

Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-10-29 06:57:56

Green California led the country in greenhouse gas emissions between 2011 and 2012, according to an analysis of U.S. EPA’s recently released data. A wet year in 2011 ramped up hydropower generation in the state, which led to a relative drop in that renewable energy in 2012. The decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station also raised emissions, said Trevor Houser, a partner with the Rhodium Group and a former climate change adviser in the State Department. [ read more … ]

Voters want EPA, not Congress, to set climate regs — poll

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-10-29 06:58:14

Voters in 11 swing states said they would prefer that U.S. EPA set new standards for carbon emissions rather than leaving the task to Congress, according to a survey out today. While the Hart Research Associates poll of 1,013 likely voters, commissioned by the League of Conservation Voters, found strong public support for new regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions, it also showed that those polled would prefer the rules be set by bureaucrats, and not politicians. [ read more … ]

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