WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – More than two dozen U.S.
Senate Democrats joined forces to speak through the night on
Monday, hoping to “wake up” Congress to what they call the
threat of climate change.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid was slated to kick off
the marathon gabfest at about 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) on Monday,
with the final address expected to end about 15 hours later, at
9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – The price for power plants
to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states
cleared at a record $4 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse
Gas Initiative’s (RGGI) 23rd permit auction, the market’s
administrator said Friday.
The electronic auction, held on Wednesday, raised a total of
$93.96 million that can be used by the participating states to
invest in clean energy and other consumer benefit programs.