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U.S. Fossil-Fuel Cut Must Go Deeper to Spur Climate Fight

The U.S. must go much further than President Barack Obama has proposed in reducing carbon emissions if the fight against global warming is to gain any traction.

Obama proposed cutting the share of U.S. electricity generated from coal-fired plants to 30 percent by 2030 from 39 percent last year, according to a statement from the Environmental Protection Agency. That must decline to 14 percent to prevent dangerous climate change, the International Energy Agency estimates.