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America’s Power releases statement on President Biden’s climate pledge

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The White House recently formally announced a new economy-wide target for the US to seek to reduce carbon emissions by 50 – 52% from 2005 levels by 2030.

America’s Power issued the following statement by Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO:

“Earth Day was founded the same year the modern Clean Air Act was passed by Congress. Today, each kilowatt hour of electricity generated by coal-fuelled power plants is 90% cleaner in terms of conventional air pollutants than it was five decades ago. The owners of coal-fuelled power plants have invested more than US$120 billion in emission control technologies to achieve this success, which did not come overnight,” said Bloodworth.

“Investment in innovative technologies can also reduce carbon emissions from the electric power sector, but reducing emissions will require patience, sustained funding, and practical policies. America’s Power looks forward to working with the Administration and Congress to find ways to reduce carbon emissions, while ensuring the nation’s electricity grid is both reliable and resilient and our economy remains the strongest in the world.”

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