The Business Journal reports that CO2 from coal-fired power plants in North Carolina increased by 52 per cent between 1990 and 2004. This was in a report from U.S. Public Interest Research Group that used data provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.
And from Raleigh news that another coal-fired power plant has been approved for North Carolina. The Raleigh N&O reports that one of the two coal-powered plants requested by Duke power has been approved.
The article also says that North Carolina is among about 30 states that have no policy mandating environmentally friendly energy use. But several bills have been introduced that would mandate reductions in emissions over the next 10 years or more.
And all this bad news as we celebrate "Earth Day" in Greensboro.
What are we thinking ? ? ?