Qualified Praise for Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan
President Barack Obama’s plan to slash electricity-generated CO2 emissions was welcomed today as a courageous step towards a lower-carbon future, but not yet enough to brake dangerous planet warming.
“This is definitely a step change… from what has been happening so far in the power sector in the US,” climate policy analyst Niklas Hoehne of the New Climate Institute, a research body, told AFP.
A measure dubbed the Climate Action Tracker, to which Hoehne contributes, says the US target has “medium” ambition — as did those of the other top three emitters: the EU and China.
Date04 August 2015