December 4, 2023

Biden Admin Commits to Shutting Down Coal Plants at COP28

The Biden administration committed to shutting down more American coal plants at the COP28 climate change conference.

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry made the announcement during the summit in Dubai.

"We will be working to accelerate unabated coal phase-out across the world, building stronger economies and more resilient communities," Kerry said in a statement.

"The first step is to stop making the problem worse: stop building new unabated coal power plants," he added.

"It’s unclear when existing U.S. coal plants would have to shut, but other Biden regulatory actions and international commitments already in play have targeted 2035 as a coal-free deadline," the New York Post reported.

"As of October, roughly 20% of U.S. electricity was powered by coal, according to the Department of Energy. The amount of coal burned in the United States last year was less than half what it was in 2008," it continued.

The conference commitment continues to add to many new climate change regulations under the Biden administration that have angered many Americans.

Previous efforts have included the Biden administration's efforts to phase out gas-powered vehicles in its EV push, an initiative that has recently shown signs of slowing as sales of EV vehicles have been far below expectations.

Other areas have included proposed regulations against gas-powered stoves or other common household appliances or items that contrast common-sense American needs.

The climate agenda continues to be a major Biden emphasis, but one that many Americans reject over concerns with the intrusion into American homes and hurting the economy rather than truly helping the American people or saving the environment.

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