Will Obama be able to deliver on his green promises?

 作者:相耍潲     |      日期:2019-03-08 06:12:03
THE US will “lead by example to reduce our carbon footprint”, President Barack Obama pledged at the G20 summit in London last week. But back in Washington, the message from Congress was “not so fast”. Obama’s plan to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 relies on a cap-and-trade system, in which emitters will be charged for the carbon dioxide they put into the air. The cash raised – tens of billions of dollars – will help fund “green” jobs to revive the US economy by developing renewable energy and a smart grid to deliver that power. Last week,