USA Today article The US House of Representatives on Wednesday is set to vote on a bill that would require Americans to purchase and store climate change-related emissions reductions in their homes and businesses, while the Senate is expected to pass it.
The House bill, the Clean Power Plan, would require companies to buy pollution-reduction credits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA said.
The legislation would also require states to have at least 10 percent of their electricity generated from renewable sources by 2030, and the EPA would determine whether those state policies have the necessary incentives.
The bills, sponsored by Texas Republican Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Wisconsin Republican Rep Jim Sensenbrenner, would increase the federal government’s share of clean power from 5 percent to 10 percent.
The White House is supporting the legislation, and Trump has said he will sign the legislation.
It is the latest effort by the Trump administration to increase the amount of carbon dioxide pollution that Americans can control, including a new plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
A new White House website, the Carbon Tracker, has been launched to track emissions of carbon emissions and their effects on the planet.
Trump has also pledged to “do everything possible to combat global warming.”
Johnson’s bill, however, would not require states or cities to purchase credits, and instead would require states and cities to have “a market-based mechanism for obtaining credits,” which would be tied to electricity prices.
The bill also would require the EPA to publish a national greenhouse gas inventory and to issue annual reports on the amount and rate of carbon pollution from power plant emissions.
“The Clean Power Act will reduce the greenhouse gas pollution that our country’s businesses, our families and our economy suffer,” said Johnson, who has long opposed the Clean Energy Standards, which are part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat CO2 pollution.
The new legislation, which passed the House in June, is the first step in the process of rewriting the federal Clean Power Rules.
But the legislation would still need to be signed into law by Trump before it could be fully implemented.
The Clean Power Rule was created by the Obama EPA to limit CO2 emissions from existing coal-fired power plants by 2030.
It was meant to help prevent the emissions from being blamed for climate change.
The EPA says the rule is “essential to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, which will require countries to cut their emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.”
The Clean Energy Infrastructure Investment Act was a bipartisan bill introduced in May by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., that would have required states to purchase carbon credits.
It passed the Senate on June 5, but Trump has repeatedly said that he would sign the bill into law.
The Trump administration’s Clean Power Plans would have increased the federal share of renewable energy from 5 to 10 per cent of electricity by 2030 in states that have adopted carbon-reducing policies, such as the expansion of wind and solar power.