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  • Weekly Address: Taking Control of America’s Energy Future

    In his weekly address, President Obama discusses progress in American energy and highlights that we are now producing more oil at home than we buy from other countries for the first time in nearly two decades.

  • Introducing the National Drought Resilience Partnership

    Today, the Obama Administration is excited to announce a new partnership between seven Federal agencies that will help communities better prepare for droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on families and businesses. The interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership is part of the President’s Climate Action Plan. Federal agencies are already working with communities, businesses and farmers and ranchers to build resilience to drought on the ground, and this Partnership will enhance those efforts.

  • Driving Toward Greater Energy Security

    In October, domestic oil production exceeded crude oil imports in for the first time since 1995, while petroleum net imports were the lowest since February 1991.

  • Video: Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security

    Last week, Secretary Moniz joined other federal officials in honoring veterans that are working in clean energy and climate security at a "Champions of Change" event at the White House. The video in this post features a few of these veterans.

  • Toward a National Plan for Observing our Earth

    Today, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) took an important next step to maximize the value of the enormous amount of data collected every day about the Earth and its many environments: a call for public input to inform the development of a blueprint for future Federal investments in this increasingly important domain.

  • Rooftop Solar Challenge: Empowering Innovators to Reach for the Sun

    Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz kicked-off the latest round of the Rooftop Solar Challenge – an initiative that empowers local governments across the Nation to make it easier, cheaper, and faster for more Americans to go solar. The Rooftop Solar Challenge is spearheaded by the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative – a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by the end of the decade.

  • Energy Storage Technology is Critical for Developing Secure, Dependable Renewable Power

    Adam Cote is CEO and Co-Founder of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine and currently deployed as a Company Commander in the Maine Army National Guard 133rd Engineering Battalion’s Task Force Black Bear in Afghanistan.

  • Clean Energy and Climate Change Are American Issues

    Robin Eckstein is a veteran and a Truman Defense Council member living in Appleton, WI.

  • A Future for All in Green Energy

    Phillip Green is the founder and president of Green Powered Technology, a firm that provides expert advice to our clients on energy and the environment.

  • Solar Power is a Force Multiplier for Us All

    Nat Kreamer served as a US Navy officer and in the US Special Forces in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Today he is the President and CEO of Clean Power Finance, and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industry Association.