23 May '11, 4pm

Around the States: CA Halts Cap-Trade; NYC Graduates Green Supers; Maine Could

California Halts Cap-and-Trade Program A Calfornia judge halted implementation of the state's cap-and-trade program last Friday because the California Air Resources Board hasn't examined viable alternatives to program, as required by law. CARB cannot implement the program until it provides an analysis of how other methods might also meet the state's greenhouse gas reduction targets. The Association for Irritated Residents sued CARB, charging the future greenhouse gas market could benefit air quality in some parts of the state while harming others. NYC Supers Graduate on Energy Efficiency 1000 building superintendents graduate today from a New York City program that trained them to run their buildings with greater energy efficiency. The 32BJ-Thomas Shortman Green Supers training program is a 40-hour class that teaches building service workers state-of-the-art practices in e...

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Judge halts California's carbon market plan

businessgreen.com 23 May '11, 9am

California's plans to establish one of the world's largest carbon markets have been dealt a serious blow, after a judge ru...