A round-up of reactions to Obama’s announcement. Work gets the FT, so I saw Obama proposes biggest ever US push for carbon cuts in print on the front page, and I think Obama will be happy with that, and with what the FT have written:
Under the plan, each US state is given a different target for cutting carbon emissions from its power sector. They will decide how to achieve the cuts by switching to cleaner energy sources such as natural gas, nuclear or wind power, by improving grid efficiency or by reducing electricity consumption
And, in US carbon curbs raise hopes for Paris deal we have His backers are already hailing the move as an effort that will define his presidency. According to his opponents, however, it will kill thousands of jobs and fail to stop other countries blah blah blah you know all that stuff I’m sure.
The people who like CCS are a bit sad because the plan doesn’t mandate CCS. Which is to the plan’s credit, because mandating CCS would have been stupid. WUWT hated it, sort of, or rather they hated the caricature they were shown and didn’t think to look for the reality.
There’s a funky interactive map here.
In other news, Gareth reports that The NZ Emissions Trading Scheme has failed and should be replaced by a carbon tax according to NZ greens. Unfortunately there’s special pleading in there already, in that different industries get different prices. No-one will ever learn.
Oh, and my opinion? I thought you’d never ask. I’m with the “yeah, this is about as good as you could expect, and its the right direction, so fine” school of thought. Which is, effectively, everyone except the nutters. Anything that both Timmy and mt can agree on must be very nicely judged.
[Update: in the comments, JS provides EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Regs: Solid Legal Footing, Considerable Flexibility
by William Buzbee which addresses the “will it survive legal challenge” question.
* Take Notes, Mr. Steyn – Barry Bickmore continues to provide helpful advice to Mark Steyn.
* The conservative family values of Christian man Anthony Watts-VV finds nastiness at WUWT (in other news, the Pope is Catholic :-). However, VV has found the Key Quote from AW: he wears his contempt on his sleeve – Anthony. That’s right, the one unforgivable sin is to Diss Da Man.
* Random impressions following the Obama’s move on climate – Brian