Obama targets coal power plants

As HIT prepares to enter the US market, pressure is building on power plants to cut pollution emissions.

New and planned legislation is opening the way for HIT to provide the only viable solution that makes coal burning power plant carbon neutral.

US President Barack Obama has laid out a package of measures aimed at curbing climate change, including limits on emissions from power plants.

He also unveiled plans for an expansion of renewable energy projects, improved flood resilience and calls for an international climate deal.

Administration officials had earlier rejected the idea of a “carbon tax”.

President Obama pledged in his inaugural address in January to act on climate change in his second term.

Moral obligation

Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington DC, President Obama said: “As a president, as a father and as an American, I am here to say we need to act.”

President Obama mocked critics who contend climate change is not a threat.

“I don’t have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real,” he said. “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.”

The president said climate change posed an immediate threat, with the 12 hottest years on record all occurring in the past 15 years.

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