US Clean Power Plan

Earlier this week the US announced its new “Clean Power Plan”, which aims to cut CO2 emissions from power plants across the country by 32% buy 2022. A number of large businesses, such as Unilever and Nestle, have backed the plan, but opposition is likely from companies and politicians in individual states.

Not surprisingly, the Guardian has extensive coverage on the Clean Power Plan, including this article which does a good job of contextualising its importance:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/03/the-guardian-view-on-climate-change-obamas-plan-is-overdue-but-welcome-all-the-same

Here in Ireland, the Dáil (Parliament) is now on its summer recess so unfortunately the Climate Bill will not be passed until the holidays are over on 22 September.

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