The following are the 10 things to know about Obama’s climate change plan.
President Obama is about to make the environmental agenda as his #1 priority. That is why his clean power plan is right on target. It will make the atmosphere healthy, reduce costs and create new jobs. The provision of clean energy to communities is the ultimate goal of the plan. Obama and the EPA administrator released the plan today in the White House. The following are ten things we ought to know about the plan:
Flexibility is Paramount. Carbon dioxide pollution will be brought down. Power plants will have to shape up. They must clean up their act within a specific time frame. Each state will have a choice for the timeline it wants for its betterment.
Clean Energy Deployment. Emission reductions will lead to cleaner energy. That is the ultimate goal. The changes are gradual in nature. The plan is ready, according to official wesite of Whitehouse. The only thing standing in the way is some vocal opposition by Republicans.
Job Creation and Saving Cold Hard Cash. The plan is not obscurantist in its basic quality. It makes room for progress. But it is rampant materialism which it is against. We are stewards of our planet and ought to take care of it while we are here. Businesses will be lent a helping hand via state overseeing. Solar energy and wind energy are other sectors. Here job opportunities may open up for many unemployed individuals.
Finally Something will get Done. Changes in our habits had were on hold for too long. But now is the right time for some action. That is because global warming has reached epic proportions. If something is not done now, disaster is the ultimate outcome.
The Plan is not Dictatorial. Nothing about the scheme reeks of draconian laws. It is a friendly and fair way of allowing various states of the US to go about their business. Energy efficiency can increase as per their preference, according to NYTimes. The phrase “Big Brother” does not enter the equation. Instead of force, guidance and politesse will achieve change.
Generation of Electricity. Obama says there is no Plan B. This is the crux. The lessening of carbon dioxide emissions is a must. And the generation of electricity must be less invasive. There will be no usage of diesel in the future. Instead, hydroelectric dams and other cleaner sources of energy will get utilized.
This is Obama’s Most Ambitious Project. There was Obamacare. Then there was the killing of the nefarious terrorist Osama Bin Laden. And there was the Arab Spring which Obama welcomed as a good change in the Middle East. But the Clean Power Plan beats the rest of his achievement’s hands down. It will revolutionize the lean green landscape of America. There will not be a hint of pollution by the year 2050, according to CNN. With the audacity of hope, this feat will be accomplished within the next generation or so. Thanks go to a lanky president. And he happens to be a pattern-breaker as the first Black American in the White House.
The Plan is Simple Enough. As the acronym K.I.S.S. has it, “Keep It Simple Stupid” is the name of the game. There are no convoluted loopholes or complex games in this plan. It is simple and straightforward in its essence. The switch-over from coal to natural gas is one of the objectives. The task needs efficacy and diligence. There is no other way out of the conundrum.
A Few Changes. While the gist of the plan has stayed pretty much the same, a few tweaks are there, according to Gizmodo. Some fine tuning was due and so the needed changes got made. Many of those affected by the changes were holding grudges. And their grievances got heard. So Obama decided to pay heed to their complaints. Thus the honing of the plan to a razor blade took place.
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The Solution to the Satanic Mills. Power plants had their infernal emissions. And they will be the first entities to change their ways. This blatant manner of pollution has gone on for much too long. It will end. And the process has to take place fast otherwise doom lies ahead. The huge quantities of smoke and poisonous gases emitted by the smoke stacks are a disgrace. They will need to cut down. One can only say down with the exhaust fumes if there is to be any progress towards a better future. Otherwise, the efforts are nil.