North-eastern US states form regional greenhouse gas market


Worry over effect on electricity prices: Massachusetts
Republican Governor Matt Romney refused to sign a memorandum of
understanding on the pact, saying the agreement could boost prices for
electricity in his state, which were among the nation’s highest.

Contenders for president: Neither Pataki nor Romney will seek
reelection and both are thought to be aiming for the Republican
nomination for the 2008 presidential election.

RGGI could be launched before end of year: Dale Bryk, an
attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, who is advising the
states, said RGGI could be officially launched in the week after

Reference: Digest of latest news reported on website of Climate
Change Secretariat of United Nations Framework on Climate Change
Control (UNFCCC). 20 December. Address: PO Box 260 124, D-53153 Bonn.
Germany. Phone: : (49-228) 815-1005, Fax: (49-228) 815-1999. Email:

Erisk Net, 29/12/2005

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