WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. power sector will
need to emit 30 percent less carbon dioxide by 2030 than it did
in 2005, according to new federal regulations – the centerpiece
of the Obama administration’s climate change strategy – to be
unveiled on Monday.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal is one of the
most significant environmental rules proposed by the United
States, and could transform the power sector, which relies on
coal for nearly 38 percent of electricity.
WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in
carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s existing power
plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters.
Word of some of the proposal’s components came before
Monday’s unveiling by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. They mark
the most sweeping and significant environmental regulations
introduced by the Obama administration.