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Posted byon April 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration released its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people.Without creating any new regulations or authorities, the plan will ensure the many Federal agencies involved in ocean management work together to reduce duplication and red tape and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently.
Posted byon April 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM EDT
Last week, the Department of Energy launched an expanded version of its popular America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program—which, since 2011, has unleashed the National Laboratories’ unlicensed patents for use by startups looking to build their businesses and bring energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace.The announcement advances the Administration’s Startup America initiative to promote high-growth entrepreneurship.
Posted byon March 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM EDT
President Obama signs proclamations establishing five new national monuments that celebrate our nation’s rich history and natural heritage.
Posted byon March 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM EDT
Today PCAST released a letter to the President describing key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change, including a dual focus on mitigation—reducing the pace and magnitude of climate-related changes, and adaptation—minimizing the unavoidable damage that can be expected to result from climate change.
Posted byon March 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM EDT
Federal agencies are taking important steps to incorporate environmental justice into their decision-making to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy communities.
Posted byon March 16, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses the need to harness American energy in order to reduce our dependence on oil and make the United States a magnet for new jobs. He highlights his all-of-the-above approach to American energy -- including a proposal to establish an Energy Security Trust, which invests in research that will help shift our cars and trucks off of oil.
Posted byon March 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM EDT
President Obama highlighted his proposal to create an Energy Security Trust, which uses revenue generated by oil and gas development on federal lands to support new research and technology that will shift our cars and trucks off of oil for good.
Posted byon March 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM EDT
The Energy Security Trust will invest in research that will make future technologies cheaper and better –it will fund the advances that will allow us to run cars and trucks on electricity or homegrown fuels, and on the technology that will enable us to drive from coast-to-coast without a drop of oil.
Posted byon March 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM EDT
Today, the Administration’s U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) delivered its annual report to Congress for fiscal year 2013: “Our Changing Planet.” The report highlights recent activities by 13 Federal agencies to strengthen our scientific understanding of global changes—including climate change—the threats and opportunities they present, and how they are likely to evolve over time.
Posted byon March 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM EDT
President Obama announces his nominees for director of the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of Energy and administrator of the EPA.