BOSTON (AP)- A multi-state agreement calls for a 45 percent reduction next year in allowable greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative announced Thursday would lower the cap on carbon dioxide emissions from 165 million tons to 91 million tons in 2014.
The states agreed to further reduce the cap by 2.5 percent per year from 2015-2020.
The nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states that participate in the cap & trade agreement are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The initiative is the nation's first market-based greenhouse gas regulatory program. Backers say it has cut emissions by 30 percent in past several years and reduced average electricity prices by 10 percent.
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:24:55 GMT
CAPE MAY, New Jersey -Due to gale force winds, Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials have cancelled all operations for May 25. The ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape Ma and historic Lewes is expectedMore
Due to gale force winds, Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials have cancelled all operations for May 25.More
Friday, May 24 2013 1:34 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:34:05 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del.– Authorities say a Middletown-area registered sex offender has been arrested following a Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography. AccordingMore
Authorities say a Middletown-area registered sex offender has been arrested following a Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography.More
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:22 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:22:25 GMT
NEW YORK (AP)- This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds. The good news: At some U.S.More
Parents magazine recently named America's 10 best beach towns.
And Rehoboth Beach made the list. The beach town was named as one of several family vacation hotspots