Turn that recession frown upside down: declining right along with the economy are greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. According to the Boston Globe, power plants in the Northeast pumped out 9% less greenhouse emissions last year than in 2007, due to less energy use as well as power plants' increased reliance on cleaner-burning natural gas.
Ah, but the Catch-22 of the morning: lower emissions mean less market motivation for long-term solutions like cap-and-trade programs. Kind of like how low gasoline prices may deflate our motivation for long-term energy solutions like mass transit (which we Americans used more last year than we have since pre-Interstate Highway days) and smaller cars.
Will we ever learn to think beyond today's price tag?
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