WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday named Mike Boots, currently chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, as the interim chair of the council, which advises the president on environmental issues.
Boots will step into the role on February 18, after current chair Nancy Sutley leaves her job, which she has held since early in President Barack Obama’s first term.
WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions fell
6 percent in 2013 in the nine northeast U.S. states that
participate in a trading scheme to cut carbon dioxide from power
plants, helped by mild temperatures and some use of cleaner
Carbon emissions in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
region were down for a third straight year, to 86 million short
tons from 92 million tons. Electricity use declined in four of
the nine member states, according to the program’s emission
allowances tracking system.