Climate and Energy Project's Jackson discusses Kan.'s efforts to reduce emissions
As the Senate debates the allocation of allowances in its version of a cap-and-trade bill, Midwestern senators are hoping to protect their constituents from the high energy costs that may come as a result of the region's large manufacturing sector and heavy use of coal for electricity production. The Climate and Energy Project was created in Kansas to help Midwesterners become more involved in their clean energy future, ahead of a federal cap on emissions. During today's OnPoint, Nancy Jackson, executive director of the Climate and Energy Project and a member of the Kansas Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board, discusses efforts in the Midwest to reduce emissions and increase efficiency. Jackson also explains how a federal standard will affect progress on the local and state levels.