ENERGY BRIEFING: Biden Considers Upping Obama’s Climate Pledge

April 8, 2021, 10:09 AM

The White House is considering a pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% or more by the end of the decade, according to people familiar with the deliberations, a target that would nearly double the country’s previous commitment and require dramatic changes in the power, transportation and other sectors.

The emissions-reduction goal, which is still being developed and subject to change, is part of a White House push to encourage worldwide action to keep average global temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels, according to the people. The administration of President Joe Biden is expected...

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