September 13, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will unleash new rules under the Obama administration’s new Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP).
Coal plants must meet requirements and standards, including only emitting 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The standards for coal-burning plants will be more stringent with the express purpose of moving away from the resource.
This trend has a clear agenda that mixes climate change and international control over governmental policy at its center.
The Chinese State Council (CSC) announced that their government will be banning the construction of new coal plants near Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong in an effort to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the eastern megalopolises.
Last June, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss combining their governmental forces against man-made global warming with the reduction of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which are emitted from coal-burning power plants.
The Obama administration released a statement over the weekend that confirmed: “The United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons.”
The letter stated: “Together, the United States and China account for 43% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
Cooperation with China is essential if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change. … The summit with President Xi presents an opportunity to make real progress on climate change this year. We urge you to seek Chinese support for a proposal to use the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).”
Obama commented about the meeting with Jinping that he hoped it would become “new model of cooperation between countries based on mutual interest and mutual respect. It is in the United States’ interests that China continues on the path of success because we believe that a peaceful and stable and prosperous China is not only good for the Chinese, but also good for the world and the United States.”
In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report entitled “Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis”.
The document warned that HFCs would add to the CO2 levels in the atmosphere and they must be phased out from use.
HFCs were developed “to work the same way as CFC’s as coolants or propellants, but do not attack ozone, since they are comprised of different elements. These HFC’s will allow for regeneration of the ozone layer, which is vital to human life, as it protects us from harmful UV radiation. They are currently being pushed to replace CFC’s, however, they have an adverse effect on Global Warming.”
Once hailed as a calculated help to combat global warming, their adverse side effect is to “allow solar radiation to pass through them, but traps infrared radiation, and allows for warming of the atmosphere. So even if they do stop one aspect of climate change, they also worsen other aspects.”
In a statement Secretary of State John Kerry released after his visit to China regarding this alliance: “The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China recognize that the increasing dangers presented by climate change measured against the inadequacy of the global response requires a more focused and urgent initiative. The two sides have been engaged in constructive discussions through various channels over several years bilaterally and multilaterally, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change process and the Major Economies Forum. In addition, both sides consider that the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding climate change constitutes a compelling call to action crucial to having a global impact on climate change.”
According to the statement: “Forceful, nationally appropriate action by the United States and China — including large-scale cooperative action — is more critical than ever. Such action is crucial both to contain climate change and to set the kind of powerful example that can inspire the world.”
Last June, Obama spoke at Georgetown University to convince the audience that carbon dioxide emissions emanating from coal-burning plants should be severely restricted through new governmental regulations.
Senator Joe Manchin said that the Obama administration is “using every tool they have to destroy the most abundant, reliable and affordable resource that we have.”