Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New CO2 Standards Could Mean Rapid Switch to Alternative Energy

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the new administration’s energy czar, Carol Browner is looking at defining CO2 emissions standards.

Officially recognizing that carbon dioxide is a danger to the public would require the government, under the Clean Air Act, to draw up regulations governing greenhouse-gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, refineries, chemical plants, cement firms, vehicles and any other emitting sectors.

This could mean that a wide array of industries will need to make the rapid move to alternative forms of energy, including using ultracap modules to store energy.