Chart of the week: Obama’s lacklustre breakthrough on emissions
Compared to 1990 the US proposal on reducing emissions from coal fired plants by 30% compared to 2005 implies that total greenhouse gas emissions will increase by only 3 percent compared to 1990.
The US proposal on reducing emissions from coal fired plants by 30% compared to 2005 will limit the increase in total greenhouse gas emissions to only 3 percent compared to 1990, while they are currently already 5 percent above that level. By way of contrast, the European Commission proposes to cut emissions by 2030 by 40 percent in the same period.
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