NEW YORK (AP) The U: Moving away from oil, coal, gas, and coal-fired power generation as a solution to climate change.
Making energy more efficient.
Reusing electricity and building new renewables.
Cutting emissions by about 30 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, a goal the U.N. hopes will reduce emissions by at least 40 percent below 2005 levels.
But many environmentalists fear the U’s energy mix will shift away from natural gas, coal and nuclear power, and toward nuclear and renewables.
And while some energy experts have been urging the U to shift to more renewable energy, the administration has rejected the advice.
“We’re moving toward a renewable energy future,” the president told reporters on Friday.
“We don’t have to be like we’re in a dark age.
We’re not going to be in a position where we’re going to have to go back to coal or nuclear energy.
It’s not going.
We’ve got to go ahead and do it.”
White House press secretary Josh Earnest, a former chief economist for the U., said the White, State and Federal departments were taking a number of steps to address the need for a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.
They are planning to put together a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency for Americans.
“It is important to underscore that this is not a choice between oil, gas or nuclear power.
These are energy options that are in the middle of a transition, and they are important to make sure Americans have access to clean energy and can live safely and affordably,” Earnest said.
The White House is also working on a plan to build a new nuclear power plant in Nevada.
The plan is still being developed and is not expected to be completed before the end of the year, officials said.
Earnest stressed that nuclear power is still a significant energy source and one that should be a priority.
“That’s why the administration is taking the lead on this effort,” Earnst said.
“It is our goal to build the largest nuclear plant in the world by the end the decade.”
U.S.’s carbon emissions fell slightly in 2015, with a 0.9 percent drop in emissions over 2014, according to data from the U:S.
Energy Information Administration.
The U.: Moving toward a clean energy future, but the U is not taking a “nuclear first” approach to its energy mix.
Renewable energy sources are making up the lion’s share of the nation’s energy supply, accounting for nearly 90 percent of U.s. electricity generation.
In 2030, the U.: In 2025, renewables will account for more than 70 percent of all energy production.
Source: Associated Press