Green Benefits May Lose Luster
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jul 23, 2010 05:57 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- With the Senate punching a hole in climate legislation this week, voluntary markets created for carbon offsets and renewable energy projects in areas such as biomass are likely to face an oversupply.

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday that the Senate won't take up any kind of ambitious national energy plan, the decision raised doubts about the direction of renewable energy from sources such as biomass, wind and solar, and also about the future of carbon offsets. All of those areas could struggle to find buyers without a regulatory push to put a price ...

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