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  • 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.


  • Why We Can’t Afford Arbitrary Budget Cuts for the Public Lands and Waters that Fuel Our Economy

    The CEO of a South Carolina sport equipment manufacturer describes how investments in public lands impact her business, and how the arbitrary budget cuts imposed by Congress will slow our economy and hurt families across the country.


  • Leading the Effort to Cut Energy Waste

    Today at the White House, CEQ hosted a GreenGov Dialogue on Demand Response that brought together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits, and academia to identify opportunities to reduce our peak energy demand, promote a more stable electric grid, and help the Federal Government save energy and money in its operations.


  • Taking Action for a Stronger, Smarter, Cleaner Electric Grid

    Today, the Obama Administration’s National Science and Technology Council released "A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: A Progress Report" —an update highlighting the Administration’s recent achievements to make the Nation’s electric grid stronger, smarter, and cleaner than ever before. Modernizing the grid is a common sense approach to enhance energy reliability and speed the Nation’s transition to a clean-energy economy.


  • Taking Action for a Stronger, Smarter, Cleaner Electric Grid

    Today, the Obama Administration’s National Science and Technology Council released A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: A Progress Report—an update highlighting the Administration’s recent achievements to make the Nation’s electric grid stronger, smarter, and cleaner than ever before. Modernizing the grid is a common sense approach to enhance energy reliability and speed the Nation’s transition to a clean-energy economy.


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