An unprecedented wave of regulation has been launched by the Obama administration in an attempt to rein in the planet’s warming trend.
While the White House has not provided any specifics about the plans for the new carbon regulations, the executive orders it released today outline what they mean and what they’re not.
In an effort to combat climate change, the Trump administration is planning to put a lot of new CO2 restrictions on the US economy and on businesses.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the president is considering a range of regulations that would restrict the use of the CO2 emission as well as “any business activities that are directly or indirectly linked to greenhouse gas emissions.”
This includes: A cap and trade system for CO2.
This is a market-based system in which carbon emissions are priced so that any carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is used as a subsidy to offset the costs of a carbon tax.
This system is likely to be rolled out by 2020, with a maximum cap of 15% of total emissions.
A new rule limiting how much the government can charge for each ton of CO2 it releases.
The administration has also announced that it will impose a new rule that will impose new limits on the annual average emissions from power plants.
An increase in the number of federal tax credits for companies to purchase carbon capture and storage equipment.
Also known as CO2 capture and sequestration, this system uses large amounts of natural gas to capture CO2 and store it in tanks.
These projects will be allowed to go forward as long as they do not exceed $500 million.
Coal ash and waste removal incentives for energy companies.
Another proposal the administration has is a cap and burn program that will encourage energy companies to burn coal to produce electricity.
This will require utilities to sell off their coal-fired power plants and convert them to carbon capture.
Energy companies that are already using coal to power their facilities would also have to sell their coal ash to a new company that would process the ash into coal.
Calls for a $100 billion energy tax credit.
For the first time, the administration is proposing a tax credit for renewable energy projects.
It will be based on the amount of electricity produced per unit of energy.
There are several reasons why this is an idea that is not new.
The US has one of the highest carbon emissions per capita in the world.
And the government has been paying a price for this for decades.
However, there are a number of different ways in which this proposal might be implemented.
If it’s implemented, the new policy will also require utilities and other energy companies, such as wind power companies, to sell excess power to other companies.
This would require a number in order to pay the tax credit, as well.
Additionally, it’s possible that the new policies could be rolled back.
It’s also possible that some of these changes will be pushed back to 2020.
Other measures that will be put in place under the Trump plan include a new program for state and local governments to set energy efficiency standards for their buildings.
“This is the first step in a broader effort to address climate change and to address the cost of carbon pollution in our economy,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
On top of that, there will also be new rules that will require the federal government to provide states with information about greenhouse gas pollution.
So far, these measures are only the tip of the iceberg.
There are several more steps that are set to come under the new administration, but this is just the beginning of the policy changes that the administration wants to make to curb climate change.