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Nearing a Climate Legacy

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Energy

The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst consequences of climate change. 

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Key Details of E.P.A. Carbon Emissions Proposal

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:21am
Category: 
Energy

A rule proposed by the Enivironmental Protection Agency would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 – the equivalent, according to the agency, of taking two-thirds of all cars and trucks in America off the road. 

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Taking Page From Health Care Act, Obama Climate Plan Relies on States

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama’s new plan to fight climate change depends heavily on states’ devising individual approaches to meeting goals set in the nation’s capital, a strategy similar to the one he used to expand health care, often with rocky results.

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Obama to Take Action to Slash Coal Pollution

Published: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:15am
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Monday will announce one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan who spoke anonymously because they had been asked not to reveal details.

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President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

Published: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:07am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates.