By Emily Holden
June 6, 2014 at 11:41 am ET
E&E’s Kristi Swartz explains that some Southeast utilities share the same parent company and are interconnected through power lines and regional planning processes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the region could create a carbon market.
Whether any of that boils down to the Southeast forming a regional carbon market to comply with U.S. EPA’s proposed greenhouse emission requirements is unclear, however. Joining forces to cut 30 percent of their carbon emissions by 2030 is a matter of practicality versus political ideology, environmental lawyers and advocates say.
Emily Holden previously worked at Morning Consult as a reporter covering energy and climate change.