New carbon emission regulations in the U.S. could yield over $90 billion dollars in climate & health benefits, says Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels according to new federal regulations unveiled last Monday. The new regulations highlight a number of ways states can lower their emissions to meet these targets. Methods include carbon cap-and-trade systems, increasing use of renewable energy, replacing coal with natural gas and increasing energy efficiency.
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