Over the weekend, President Obama announced he will unveil his second-term climate action plan at a speech scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
We don’t yet know the full details of the President’s plan. But in recent days, White House climate advisor Heather Zichal and other officials have outlined some of the main features.
The centerpiece of the plan is expected to be a proposal to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, which currently emit about 40% of America’s carbon pollution. The administration is already moving forward with strong standards to limit climate pollution from new power plants and has taken action to double fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks.
We also expect President Obama to announce plans to boost renewable energy development on federal land, put standards in place to drive innovation in energy efficiency, and take additional steps to prepare for many of the climate impacts we are already seeing.