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US President Obama to unveil Clean Power Plan


Washington, Aug 3: US President Barack Obama is set to launch revised Clean Power Plan with an aim to tackle climate change.

The revised Clean Power Plan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power stations by nearly a third within 15 years, reported BBC.

US Prez to unveil Clean Power Plan

The measures will place significant emphasis on wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources.

However, opponents have termed this plan as declared "a war on coal", the source of more than a third of power requirements in the US.

The energy industry people have decided to fight against the plan.

The revised plan will aim to cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 32% by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.

Each US state has been given emission-cutting goal and asked to submit a proposal to the Environmental Protection Agency on how it will meet the target.

Read More: Climate change poses high risk to public health: Study

However, several state governors are already saying they will simply ignore the plans.

In face of the criticism, the White House said the release of the plan was "the starting gun for an all-out climate push" by the president and his cabinet.

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