The U.S. president Barack Obama has announced a new plan to combat climate change. It is called the Clean Power Plan. President Obama said it was an important project to protect America's economy and health. He wants to reduce the amount of electricity provided by power plants that use coal and move towards a greater use of renewable energies. He said the goal is for power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 32 per cent below 2005 levels by the year 2030. Obama told journalists at the White House that: "This is our moment to get this right and leave something better for our kids." He warned that: "If we don't get climate change right, we may not be able to reverse it."
President Obama said the Clean Power Plan would be good for the health of Americans. It will stop 3,600 premature deaths each year. It will also mean 1,700 fewer heart attacks and a reduction of 300,000 missed work and school days because of sickness. Obama said America could save up to $34 billion a year on its health budget. However, not everyone in the USA thinks the plan is a good idea. Possible future president Jeb Bush said it would, "throw countless people out of work, and increase everyone's energy prices". Another opponent, Governor Scott Walker, agreed. He said the plan should be called the "Costly Power Plan". He said: "It will cost hard-working Americans jobs and raise their energy rates."
1.premature death 早逝
例句：Intelligent people live longer—the correlation is as strong as that between smoking and premature death.
2.carbon emission 碳排放
例句：The study compares the energy demand and carbon emission figures of the three scenarios with baseline figures from 2005.
3.renewable energy 再生能源
例句：“The brain is the only renewable energy that we have,” he added.
4.power plant 发电厂
例句：But for now, there are no new rules on power plant waste.
1.What does President Obama hope his plan will combat?
b) climate change
2.What will the plan protect besides America's economy?
3.What did President Obama say he wanted to use more of?
a) renewable energy
b) clever people
4.Who did President Obama speak to at the White House?
a) the leader of China
b) his wife
d) coal company CEOs
5.What does President Obama want to leave for America's kids?
a) zero debt
b) something better
c) a better health service
6.How many people will the plan stop from dying early each year?
d) 34 billion
7.How much could America save on health each year?
a) $34 quadrillion
b) $34 trillion
c) $34 billion
d) $34 million
8.How many people does Jeb Bush think will lose their jobs?
a) countless people
b) zero people
c) numerous people
d) people person
9.What did Scott Walker say the plan should be called?
a) Costly Power Plan
b) Costly Fuel Plan
c) Costly Fuel Project
d) Costly Power Project
10.What did Scott Walker say the plan would raise?
d) energy rates