Minnesota organizations to participate in emissions registry

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Five Minnesota organizations are among the first to sign up for a national greenhouse gas emissions registry.

Xcel Energy, Great River Energy, the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and The Appliance Recycling Centers of America have joined The Climate Registry, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit hoping to standardize emission reporting and measurement. The registry is expected to simplify any future plans for emissions trading, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Fifty-five founding reporters from around the country will begin submitting their emissions totals to the registry beginning June 30. It will track greenhouse gas emissions including CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.

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