November 12, 2014

Kaine Statement On US-China Agreement To Control Carbon Pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the agreement announced by the United States and China today to control carbon pollution through clean energy cooperation:

 “The United States has taken bold steps to reduce carbon pollution through technology innovation and smart incentives to get cleaner and more efficient with energy, yet we know other countries must follow suit.  Today we heard that China – the world’s most populous country and most heavy carbon polluter – has agreed to take such steps, for the first time.  As part of this broad agreement, the U.S. and China will expand cooperation on clean energy R&D by partnering on an innovative new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project to capture and reuse the CO2 generated by burning coal.  Today’s news underscores that when the U.S. takes a leadership role, good things happen.”