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Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM EST
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.
Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM EST
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.
Posted byon May 31, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama discussed new actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut dangerous carbon pollution, a plan that builds on the efforts already taken by many states, cities and companies.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM EST
Today, President Obama headed over to FEMA for an update on this year's preparations for hurricane season -- here's what you need to know.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 3:54 PM EST
With hurricane season beginning on Sunday, the Administration is working directly with communities to prepare for hurricanes and for the impacts of climate change.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM EST
Over the course of the Obama Administration, we have increased U.S. solar electricity generation by ten-fold and, in the last year alone added more than 23,600 new jobs in solar. But there is more to do before solar energy can be effectively harnessed by every American. That’s why, last week, DOE announced an even more aggressive strategy to address “soft costs” of solar.
Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM EST
The United States is producing more oil and natural gas; generating more electricity from renewables such as wind and solar; and consuming less petroleum while holding electricity consumption constant. These developments have had substantial economic and energy security benefits, and they are helping to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector and thereby tackle the challenge posed by climate change.
Posted byon May 28, 2014 at 8:46 AM EST
The White House, the Energy Department, and the General Services Administration are teaming up to host an Energy Datapalooza, highlighting important new steps in the public and private sectors to leverage data and innovation in ways that promote a clean energy economy in America.
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM EST
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Mike Boots join the community of Las Cruces, New Mexico to celebrate the President’s designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, a breathtaking set of mountain ranges and lowlands in southern New Mexico.
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 3:12 PM EST
Celebrate and honor Memorial Day this year by attending one of many events at America's national parks.