WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2009 (ENS) - The first mandatory national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States has been proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, announcing the proposal on Tuesday. "Through this new reporting, we will have comprehensive and accurate data about the production of greenhouse gases."
Greenhouse gases trap heat from the Sun and warm the planet's surface. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 87 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are related to energy consumption. Since 1990, greenhouse gas emissions in the United States have grown by about one percent per year. In 2005, about 21 percent of the world's total energy-related carb
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