The Governor’s communications office just announced that Kentucky is joining The Climate Registry, a non-profit group that seeks to develop a common method for measuring greenhouse gases.
“Joining the registry will enable Kentucky to work with other states to develop an agreed-upon reporting system for greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide,” said Gov. Beshear. “By doing so, we will ensure that we are better positioned to respond to any future carbon management rules that the federal government might issue.”
Governor Beshear is appointing energy secretary Len Peters to serve as the state’s representative on the registry’s board.
Some of the goals Kentucky agrees to by joining the group:
- Utilize the best practices in greenhouse gas emissions reporting
- Establish a common data infrastructure for voluntary and mandatory reporting and emissions reduction programs
- Minimize the burden on reporting entities, states provinces and tribes
- Provide an opportunity for reporting entities to establish an emissions baseline and document early action
- Develop a nationally recognized platform for credible and consistent greenhouse gas emissions reporting
- Promote full and public disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions while respecting business confidentiality
Click here for the agreement (PDF Link) signed by the governor.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming of global warming denial…