Global warming panel: No new coal
LITTLE ROCK — The Governor’s Commission on Global Warming on Thursday adopted the last of about 50 policy recommendations, including a recommendation that no new coal plants be built in the state until better pollution-control technology becomes available.
In an 11-10 vote, the commission adopted a recommendation calling for construction of no new coal plants until carbon sequestration technology, which captures and stores carbon dioxide emissions rather than releasing them into the atmosphere, is ready.
The commission also made numerous recommendations for improving energy efficiency; recommended creating a consortium to develop renewable energy production facilities and market renewable energy to consumers; recommended building new nuclear power plants; and recommended adopting a carbon tax program in conjunction with a national cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions, if a national program becomes a reality.
Created by an act of the state Legislature last year, the commission is charged with making recommendations to the governor and the Legislature on ways to reduce Arkansas’ contributions to climate change.
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