President Barack Obama has announced the Clean Power Plan with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Some consider it to be the the strongest plan to improve the climate enacted by a US president.
It is designed to cut emissions from power plants.
Wind and solar power generation are at the forefront from the plant as the president looks to reduce coal power as an energy source.
Obama’s EPA plan is expected to face opposition from states and utilities that rely on power plants for energy.
Additionally, a number of Republicans believe the move would hurt the economy
365 businesses such as eBay, Nestle and General Mills have expressed their support for the Clean Power Plan.
These businesses wrote letters to 29 state governors, imploring them to support these rules as it would benefit the economy and create jobs.
A 32% cut in carbon emissions from power plants will be reached by 2030, compared to 2005 figures.
States will have to comply with these rules by 2022 and submit their plans on meeting their targets by 2018.
The Clean Power Plan could be massively beneficial in helping us preserve our Earth. Read