Today was a BIG move in to stop climate change. Obama took the drastic measure and bypassed Congress with a plan that forces power plants to cut their emissions by 30% in the span of 15 years. 74% of total CO2 emissions in the U.S. in 2012 is a result of coal, compared to electricity generation from natural gas and petroleum. This is one of the biggest actions taken by the U.S. government — and the biggest taken by any U.S. president — to slow climate change.
With big climate issues coming to the forefront of the world's attention, this is hardly a surprise. Just this May they released the news of the dramatic speed in which the Antarctic ice sheet is melting, read more here. Scientist can see no way to stop the melting and fear major and environment damaging sea-level changes
The White House also released the results of a study done on climate change which highlight the measurable impact carbon is having on our environment, http://nca2014.globalchange.gov.
Though there are voices trying to dampen the validity of these climate concerns, it is difficult to ignore what is happening across the planet and here at home. It is past the time for action and with this policy change we hope that the movement keeps growing for renewable and clean energy such a solar, wind and nuclear.
ALLY is doing their part in helping communities around the Bay Area go green and reduce their carbon footprint. Installing solar systems and helping make homes more energy efficient.