Environment | President Obama's picks on energy and environment betray disregard for the hard lessons of green policy failure in Europe
by Mark Bergin
Posted 1/23/09, 12:00 am
Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have begun circulating a memo aimed at undercutting a proposal to institute tough new emissions caps on power plants. Many in Parliament fear that the anti-pollution directive would halt construction of the country's first new coal plant in three decades, threatening the security of national electricity supplies and spiking prices by 20 percent.