Barry Rabe quoted in Greenwire article, "EPA Air Chief Says Carbon Registry Could Spur Emissions Cuts"
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Barry Rabe spoke to Greenwire about the effects of the public release of data showing the top U.S. sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The article explains that a new U.S. EPA rule will require the heaviest greenhouse gas emitters to report data that will be released to the public in 2011. According to Rabe, there are both similarities and differences between this new regulation and the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) begun in 1987. This new rule might spur companies to reduce their emissions (as it did with the TRI), but is different because it is monitoring greenhouse gases (essentially, carbon dioxide) instead of toxic emissions with a more immediate threat to safety.