"Administration Presses On for a 'Cap' on Carbon Emissions"

"The Obama administration's top climate adviser strongly defended a cap on emissions a day after the president suggested Congress might move an energy bill without such a cap in place.

White House climate and energy adviser Carol Browner used the words 'cap' and 'price signal' several times yesterday in describing what the administration would be pushing for in the days ahead to spur new jobs and curb the 'dangerous pollutants that contribute to global warming.'

'We need comprehensive energy and climate legislation that will not only allow us to lead the world ... but also enhance our national security,' Browner said in front of renewable energy industry representatives at the Retech Conference in Washington, D.C."

Christa Marshall reports for ClimateWire February 4, 2010.

See Also:

"Climate Debate in Senate Keeps Coming Back to Limits on Power Plants"

"Green Power Goal To Add More Jobs, Study Suggests" (Reuters)

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