Obama to Introduce new Carbon Emissions Rules in Climate speech

President Barack Obama’s national plan to combat climate change will include the first-ever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, as well as increased production of renewable energy on public lands and federally assisted housing, environmental

Photo Credit: Sean Quinn

Photo Credit: Sean Quinn

groups briefed on the plan said Monday.

In a major speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, Obama will announce that he’s directing his administration to allow enough renewables on public lands to power 6 million homes by 2020, effectively doubling the capacity from solar, wind and geothermal projects on federal property. He’ll also say the U.S. will significantly expand production of renewable energy on low-income housing sites, according to five individuals briefed on the plan, who were not authorized to discuss it publicly ahead of Obama’s announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A White House official told FoxNews.com that the president’s plan would have three objectives: to prevent the worst effects of climate change by lowering carbon emissions, to prepare for unavoidable impacts of climate change, and to lead the rest of the world in combating climate change.

Read more: Fox News.

FACT SHEET AND REPORT: President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

 

Attached is a fact sheet and report previewing the President’s remarks on Climate Change this afternoon at Georgetown University.

 

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