GANA Committee Submits Comments to CARB
June 8, 2010
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced today that
its Flat Glass Manufacturing Division's Climate Change Committee
submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
in response to its May 17 public meeting to discuss allowance allocation
and the next steps for the Cap-and-Trade program. The comments call
for several modifications to the approach CARB is taking to Cap-and-Trade.
"We feel that CARB has a chance to take a step forward to
enhance the viability of manufacturing in the state of California,"
said Bill Yanek, GANA executive vice president. "A more national
approach to the issue would provide many benefits and not single
California out as a state in which the cost of manufacturing glass
has become prohibitively expensive for our members."
The comments include many other suggestions to CARB, including
several specific to the benchmarking of emissions intensity.
"The regulations and methodology included in the current approach
to Cap-and-Trade by CARB has detrimental flaws," explained
Yanek. "By working with the experts in the flat glass manufacturing
industry, CARB can work to provide meaningful change using a common
HERE to read GANAs comments.
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