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Going Green, Carbon Caps and the Cost of Electricity

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Climate change can make for strange bedfellows with Republicans and Democrats joining hands when they are from states like Ohio that are heavily dependent on coal powered utilitity plants. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Borwn, like GOP Sen. George Voinovich, says residents and manufacturers could get hit by exorbitant electricity prices from proposals to cap carbon dioxide emissions. Brown wants government aid to help private business adopt green technologies. Can we clean the air, save jobs and keep electricity affordable? Join us Tuesday morning at 9.

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Economy, Environment, Government/Politics, Other, Energy, Technology

Guests

US Senator Sherrod Brown
David Kreutzer Senior Policy Analyst in Energy Economics and Climate Change, Center for Data Analysis, Heritage Foundation
Amy Gomberg Program Director, Environment Ohio
John Mitterholzer Cleveland Carbon Fund

Additional Information

EPA's Ruling on Greenhouse Gases
Sherrod Brown in Roll Call: Clean Energy Can Bolster Industry
Cleveland Carbon Fund
Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (see bottom of page for full text)
Congressman Markey on WBUR's On Point
EPA Analysis of Energy Bill

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