WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. states that already
have a plan in place to cut carbon pollution from power plants
are likely to make the case to regulators this week that their
program offers a viable model for others to follow.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday kicks off
an 11-city “listening tour” as part of its effort to craft
emissions rules for existing power plants. The tour starts in
New York and Atlanta. Meetings will then be held from Boston to
Seattle, wrapping up on Nov. 8.
WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – India voiced firm
opposition on Tuesday to EU plans to impose a scaled-back carbon
charge on flights over European airspace while a senior U.S.
lawmaker said the EU proposal runs afoul of a law intended to
shield U.S. airlines from such charges.
The European Commission, the EU executive, last week
proposed to make all airlines pay for emissions over European
airspace in a retreat from a suspended EU law that covered the
duration of flights using EU airports.
LONDON (Reuters) – The United States called on Tuesday for a more flexible approach to a new United Nations’ climate deal which balances the needs of all countries and has a better chance of success.
Two years ago, some 190 countries agreed to develop a pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which would force all nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The deal is to be signed by 2015 and come into force in 2020.