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Climate policies to be passed by US Congress

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One of the most important climate policies in US history may soon be passed by Congress. A provision in the $3.5 trillion budget plan entails the Clean Electricity Payment Program, which calls for the power sector to generate 80% of its electricity from sources like wind, solar, and nuclear by 2030, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than a billion tons annually.

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Matt Chester on Aug 23, 2021

The question I always have for something like this-- does this provision have teeth? Or are there exceptions/extensions/caveats carved out for those that fail to comply in time? 

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Danjohn Ramos on Aug 23, 2021

I think Congress will do its best to execute this to all the citizens as long as they passed the criteria. Besides, we really need to implement the transition to renewable energy because IPCC says limiting global warming to 1.5 °C will require drastic action. Anything above the 1.5 °C will have a huge tremendous effect on climate change.

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Henry Craver on Aug 31, 2021

Is there some sort of precedent for legislation like this? Whether related to the energy industry or another, maybe chemicals?  

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