US aims to clean up power
Measures to cut carbon emissions from power stations in the US by almost one-third below 2005 levels by 2030 have been announced by president Barack Obama.Power stations in the US account for one-third of the country’s carbon emissions and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean power plan will cut these by 32% or 870 million tonnes by 2030 compared
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