USA: Obama announces plans to limit coal-fired power plants' carbon emissions

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27 June 2013

CEOs and Businesses Respond to President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Author: Ceres (USA)

Nike, Intel, eBay, Symantec, Unilever and Other Climate Declaration Signatories Join Dozens of Businesses Expressing Support for U.S. Action on Climate Change...[More] than 50 companies have offered their support for the President’s national climate change strategy, including statements from several CEOs. The President’s plan answers the call of the nearly 500 businesses that have signed the Climate Declaration...The Declaration, which has been endorsed by major companies such as General Motors, Nike, IKEA and Unilever, was launched this spring by...BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy), which is coordinated by Ceres. [Includes statements by CEOs of Symantec, Munich Reinsurance America. Also refers to Levi Strauss, Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever), New Belgium Brewing.]

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26 June 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan

Author: Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton, Reuters

President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants and other domestic actions...Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline [proposed by TransCanada] from Canada if it contributed to climate change...Obama's long-awaited climate plan....drew criticism from the coal industry, which would be hit hard by carbon limits...Environmentalists largely cheered the proposals, though some said the moves did not go far enough...Obama's administration faces a long fight over his power plant proposals..."If the Obama administration fails to recognize...environmental progress...and continues to adopt more regulations, coal power could cease to exist, which would be devastating for our economy," said Mike Duncan, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

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25 June 2013

Business Leaders Support Obama's Climate Plans

Author: American Sustainable Business Council

Today President Obama announced new limits to carbon emissions from power plants and other measures to improve stewardship of the environment. The American Sustainable Business Council released a statement in support of the President’s plans...The American Sustainable Business Council and its member organizations represent more than 165,000 businesses nationwide, and more than 300,000 entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and investors. The council includes chambers of commerce [and] trade associations...

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