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Power Cos. Would Take Brunt Of Emission Cuts: Study

Law360 (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- If current proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were put into action, the power sector would bear the largest burden of making good on the required cutbacks, according to a new study.

Adopting a long-term, economywide greenhouse gas reduction goal of 80 percent would put the onus on the electricity industry for two-thirds of the required reductions, a report by ICF International, an energy and environmental consulting firm, said.

ICF International examined multiple potential scenarios because the true cost and impact of a reduction program depends...
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