Bush Plan Cuts Growth of Greenhouse Gases by 2025

President outlines broad plan to shape debate in Congress
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 3:46 PM CDT
President Bush walks down the Colonnade from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, to make remarks on the climate.    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – President Bush set 2025 as the target date by which the US should stop the growth of greenhouse emissions from coal power plants, the AP reports. The goal is for those plant emissions to peak in 10 to 15 years, then begin declining. Bush called for legislation to introduce incentives for the development of green technology.

"All responsible approaches depend on accelerating the development and deployment of new technologies," Bush said. The White House wants Congress to enact climate change legislation, fearing the regulatory “train wreck” if existing laws, such as the Clean Air Act and Endangered Species Act, were instead used to enforce emissions controls.