Obama’s Plan to combat climate change
The president of the United States of America has released a proposal called “the Clean Power Plan” that sets achievable standards to reduce 2005 levels of carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030. He unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.1
This announcement it is very important as the USA have shown a limited awareness about energy saving. Americans live in big cities many of them spread over large surfaces, they seldom use public transportation on a regular basis — when available – and they end up wasting a lot of energy.
Obama’s plan, that has yet to be approved, sets goals that encourage the protection of both the environment and health. It is estimated that up to 3,600 premature deaths, 1,700 non-fatal heart attacks, 90,000 asthma attacks in children and 300,000 missed workdays and schooldays will prevented by limiting carbon emissions.
This plan is also foreseen to boost the American economy by leading to 30 percent more renewable energy generation by 2030, creating tens of thousands of jobs, continuing to lower the costs of renewable energy and save consumers $155 billion during the decade 2020-2030 by expanding the clean energy economy.
Obama also proposes to lead international efforts in addressing climate change by engaging the world’s major economies to advance key climate priorities and in galvanizing global action through international climate negotiations.
We hope that this plan will be approved, that the American people will commit themselves to these goals that go in a good direction and could enhance negotiations of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11). http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en
based on the information available on https://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change