Air & Climate Newsletter
February 11, 2010

This Week�s Featured News Stories
Finland latest to signal interest in Climate Change Act
The campaign to deliver national climate change bills across Europe has received a further boost after both Finland and Hungary edged forward with plans to develop legislation loosely modelled on the UK Climate Change Act. Over recent months Friends of the Earth and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been hosting a series of seminars in European embassies designed to promote the benefits of the UK`s Climate Change Act, which was introduced in 2008 and provides legally binding emission targets and carbon budgets on successive governments.  The campaign appears to have secured ...
Senators propose cap and trade on power station pollutants
While Congress continues to argue about whether to regulate the emission of carbon dioxide, newly-proposed legislation has upped the ante. A bill introduced into the Senate would curb emissions of sulphur dioxide and other gases. The Clean Air Amendments of 2010 Bill, introduced by Senators Thomas Carper and Lamar Alexander, would introduce cap and trade schemes to limit the emissions of gases from coal plants. Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide would be covered by the Act. Mercury emissions from coal plants could be reduced by as much as 90 per cent, according to Carper.  To continue ...
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