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  • Obama Administration Releases Plan to Promote Ocean Economy and Resilience

    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.

  • From Lab to Market: DOE's America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program

    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.

  • President Obama Establishes Five New National Monuments

    President Obama signs proclamations establishing five new national monuments that celebrate our nation’s rich history and natural heritage.

  • PCAST Releases New Climate Report

    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.

  • Real Progress on Environmental Justice

    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.

  • Weekly Address: Time to Create the Energy Security Trust

    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.

  • President Obama Visits the Argonne National Research Lab to Talk About American Energy Security

    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.

  • What You Need to Know About the Energy Security Trust

    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.

  • Global Change Research to Benefit the Nation

    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.

  • President Obama Announces Three Nominees to Help Tackle "Our Most Important Challenges"

    President Obama announces his nominees for director of the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of Energy and administrator of the EPA.