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Manchin throws 'hand grenade' at Biden's climate change agenda for Glasgow Yahoo News Sign in Mail Sign in to view your mail * NewsNews, * USUS, * PoliticsPolitics, * WorldWorld, * COVID-19COVID-19, * Climate ChangeClimate Change, * OriginalsOriginalsThe 360The 360SkullduggerySkullduggeryConspiracylandConspiracyland, * HealthHealth, * ScienceScience, * PodcastsPodcasts, * Contact UsContact Us, * VideosVideos, ... ... Close this content * Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later., * Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later., Yahoo News Manchin throws 'hand grenade' at Biden's climate change agenda for Glasgow Ben Adler ·Senior Climate Editor October 18, 2021, 3:33 PM·8 min read In this article: * Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later., * Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later., When news broke on Friday evening that the White House was cutting the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) from President Biden’s budget to appease Sen. Joe Manchin, the centrist West Virginia Democrat, environmental experts were quick to identify the global implications for the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. “Joe Manchin just launched a hand grenade at Glasgow,” tweeted Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State. “W/out a clean energy standard in the reconciliation package, Biden admin cannot meet pledge of 50% reduction in U.S. carbon emissions by 2030. And international climate negotiations begin to collapse.” Since the United States is the world’s largest economy and the biggest cumulative contributor to climate change, if it doesn’t go to the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow next month with policies in place to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by Biden’s target of 50 percent by 2030, it won’t be in a good position to ask other large emitters such as China to increase the ambition of their climate plans. And, without such an increase, the world will...
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