US SC crushes President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Q. US SC put on hold federal regulations to curb CO2 emissions basically from coal fired power plants. What was this plan called?- Published on 11 Feb 16
a. Renewable Energy Power Plan
b. Clean Energy Power Plan
c. Clean Power Plan
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Clean Power Plan
US SC delivered a massive blow to President Barack Obama by holding in place federal regulations for curbing CO2 emissions mostly from coal fired power plants which aimed to combat climate change. Court voted 5-4 along ideological viewpoint to permit request by 27 states and numerous companies to block the Clean Power Plan. This plan mandates a move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Plan was aimed at lowering carbon emissions from US power plants by 2030 to 32% below 2005 levels.