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New rules announced by the Obama Administration in the US are designed to cut emissions from power plants. The final rules propose a 32% cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030 on 2005 levels, up from the initial proposal of 30%.
Six years after first promising to “roll back the spectre of a warming planet”, Barack Obama finally committed the US to unprecedented action against climate change on Monday (3 August), with sweeping new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants that are equivalent to taking 70% of American cars off the road.