US President signs major climate change and health care legislation
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US President Joe Biden has signed a historic climate change and healthcare spending bill into law on August 16.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- This law will go a long way in reducing health care costs and combating climate change.
According to the White House, the $740 billion investment bill is the largest commitment to combat climate change in the country's history.
The White House claimed that Biden's Inflation Reduction Act would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a billion tons in 2030.
This law is ten times bigger than any climate law ever enacted.
The bill provides for significant investment in renewable energy through wind and solar power projects and heavy tax credits for electric vehicles.
The law would also stipulate the cost of the drug for Medicare recipients in excess of $2,000 annually.
The new law will also help the nearly 13 million Americans pay for their health insurance.
Similar climate packages announced by other countries :
In May 2022, Japan announced an ‘Invest in Kisida’ plan.
‘Invest in Kisida’ plan aims for a $1.1 trillion investment to bolster the Japanese economy.
Japan aims to transition to clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030.
In June 2021, the European Union (EU) proposed a similar 'Fit for 55' plan to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030.
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