US proposes to repeal Clean Power Plan

The US Government is proposing to repeal the Barack Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to scrap the Plan yesterday. The CPP requires states to meet specific emission reduction standards based on their […]

US backtrack on clean power laws ‘could cost $52bn’

The US could miss out on $52 billion (£40.8bn) and 560,000 new jobs by 2030 if it successfully backtracks on its Clean Power Plan (CPP). That’s according to a new report from business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), which also shows incremental energy efficiency savings through the plan could reduce annual average household electricity bills by 7%. […]

Trump signs order reversing Obama’s climate policies

Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order rolling back Obama’s policies aimed at tackling climate change. It is part of the US President’s plans to revive the coal industry by putting an end to the “war on coal”. The Trump Administration claims Obama’s Clean Power Plan could cost up to £39 billion a year and […]

Obama’s Clean Power Plan ruling delayed

A US appeals court has decided to delay the review of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. He has proposed to reduce emissions from power plants by 32% by 2030. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced the case, which was scheduled for a discussion on the 2nd of June, will now […]

Supreme Court blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The US Supreme Court delivered a major blow to Barack Obama’s plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. It has temporarily blocked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which means the legislation can’t go forward while it is challenged in court by 24 states. The rules include a target to reduce […]

Court refuses to block Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The US Court of Appeals has rejected a bid to block Obama’s plan to control global warming pollution. A total of 24 states led by West Virginia asked the court to hold the government’s Clean Power Plan. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants by 32% in the next 15 years. According to […]

US President to launch ‘Clean Power Plan’

The first ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants is to be announced by Barack Obama today. As part of his final ‘Clean Power Plan, carbon emissions will be reduced by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030 – 9% more than what was initially proposed. States will be given the flexibility to […]