Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan
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President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters. The White House said its revised Clean Power Plan will increase the required cuts in carbon emissions from the power sector, demanding they be slashed 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The administration’s draft regulation, released a year ago, had required cuts of 30 percent. The regulation will also encourage an aggressive shift toward renewable energy away from coal-fired electricity, pushing utilities to invest even more heavily in wind and solar energy.
Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan. (2015, August 4). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A16.
Climatic changes; Greenhouse effect; Power plants; Industries; Renewable resources; Solar power; Rural development; Poverty alleviation; Electricity; Pollution; Greenhouse effect; Environmental protection; Coal; Planning; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Environmetal Protection Agency; Department of Energy; National Mining Association (NMA); Obama, Barack; Quinn, Hal; McCarthy, Gina
- Philippine Daily Inquirer