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Top US Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

Top US Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

In cities and state capitols, businesses and federal agencies, people around the country embraced effective ways to reduce global warming pollution. They expanded wind and solar power. They designed innovative ways to use energy more efficiently. And they called for cleaning up dirty power plants that fuel climate change and threaten our health. Much more work needs be done to defuse the threat of climate change, but America took major steps forward this year. Here are a few highlight from 2013: Obama Releases National Climate Action Plan . This was breakthrough — the moment when the president committed to concrete action that can deliver on his rhetoric. In June, he released a national climate plan and directed the EPA to create the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from the largest source in the country: power plants. NRDC’s experts estimate these standards could cut...

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