Obama Introduces the Clean Power Plan to Tackle Climate Change
A few days ago, the President of United States, Obama, has embarked on the efforts of fixing the climate change by announcing the Clean Power Plan. It is claimed to be a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Seeing how carbon pollution is contributing immensely to the climate change, the United States has made the decision to address this issue through its largest energy source - the power plant. It aims to do so while maintaining energy reliability and affordability. Introducing the first-ever national standards for new, modified and reconstructed power plants, these standards will help to serve the Clean Power Plan.
Allegedly, the Clean Power Plan would cut significant amounts of power plant carbon pollution and the pollutants that are bad for health. This is without disregarding the advancing of clean energy innovation, development and setting the foundation for the long-term strategy required to tackle the issue of climate change.
“By providing states and utilities ample flexibility and the time needed to achieve these pollution cuts, the Clean Power Plan offers the power sector the ability to optimize pollution reductions while maintaining a reliable and affordable supply of electricity for ratepayers and businesses.” - United States Environmental Protection Agency.
With greenhouse gas pollution damaging the health of the people and threatening the climate in long-term, Malaysia is also doing its part in addressing climate change. Similarly, the SCP Malaysia strives to achieve better energy efficiency in the country by encouraging the use of environmentally friendly motor for the industry sector. This is to reduce the use of energy by factories while providing the same or better output.