Dan Utech is the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. Prior to joining the White House, Dan served as a Senior Advisor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. He joined the Administration after 10 years in the Senate, where he worked on a wide range of energy and environmental policy issues.
According to EPA’s Fuel Economy Trends Report, new vehicles in 2013 achieved their highest fuel economy of all time.
The SunShot Initiative’s Solar Instructor Training Network – which aims to train 50,000 new solar installers by 2020 – is partnering with up to three military bases to create a veterans solar job training pilot project in the fall of 2014.
President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy is working – enhancing our energy security, cutting carbon pollution, and spurring economic growth.
A year after the President announced his Climate Action Plan -- a comprehensive plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to combat global climate change -- the Administration has made real progress in advancing the goals in the plan.
The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates, a body representing more than 500 medical associations and organizations, voted to formally reaffirm their support for carbon pollution standards for power plants and committed to submit comments on the EPA’s power plant proposal.
The EPA unveiled the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, which will have huge benefits for hard-working Americans. Here's a look at some of the myths that opponents they will try to spread, and the facts that dispel them.
As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the EPA proposed new carbon pollution standards for power plants. These standards represent a commonsense proposal that will have huge benefits for all Americans.
More than 300 organizations across the country have partnered with us and committed to deploy clean energy and cut energy waste. All in all, these commitments represent more than 850 megawatts of solar that will be deployed –- enough to power nearly 130,000 homes.
As part of the President's Climate Action Plan, this Administration has taken historic steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Solar jobs are growing faster than in any other sector in the United States – by more than 20% each year. Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, supporting Americans with jobs that can’t be outsourced – 143,000 of them and counti