BY CHRIS GASTON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
Washington, D.C. – This morning, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced from Beijing that the U.S. and China have agreed to carbon pollution reduction targets. The U.S. will accelerate reduction targets in 2020, hoping to achieve a 26-28 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025, compared to 2005 levels. China has agreed for the first time ever to cap the growth of their carbon emissions by 2030. China will achieve this goal, in part, by investing in non-fossil energy sources, which they hope will comprise 20-percent of their power generation by 2030.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12), the ranking member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources released the following statement: