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Posted byon September 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM EDT
For decades, America has chased after the promise of clean, domestic energy. But even as costs fell and technology matured, that clean energy future seemed to linger just beyond our reach. Today, that is changing.
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM EDT
In partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Rhea Suh, and Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, met with a diverse group of leaders and public officials in Hawaii. They discussed a range of issues impacting Native Hawaiians, including education, health, preservation of cultural and native historic sites, fish and wildlife, Hawaiian homelands, and federal recognition.
Posted byon September 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM EDT
In addition to providing jobs, recreational opportunities, and essential habitat for our wildlife and natural resources, America's forests play an important role in mitigating climate change. As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Administration is bringing Federal agencies together to enhance forests’ ability to absorb carbon pollution and become more resilient.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM EDT
Earlier today, I joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for an event here at the White House to discuss efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. Secretary Jewell also announced the members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, which was formed to increase U.S. efforts to counter poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Tune in on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at http://www.wh.gov/live as the White House hosts a Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking featuring Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Posted byon September 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) jointly challenge a group of over 80 top innovators from around the country to come up with ways to improve disaster response and recovery efforts.
Reducing America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil As a Strategy to Increase Economic Growth and Reduce Economic VulnerabilityPosted byon August 29, 2013 at 5:51 PM EDT
President Obama's focus on increasing America’s energy independence is not just a critical national security strategy, it is also part of an economic plan to create jobs, expand growth and cut the trade deficit.
Posted byon August 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM EDT
The Energy Department issues two proposed rules that could cut energy bills by $26 billion and cut emissions by over 350 million metric tons of CO2 over 30 years -- the equivalent of taking nearly 109 million new cars of the road for one year.
Posted byon August 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM EDT
Shortly after he took office, the President tasked the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan with rethinking the federal approach to disaster recovery, which resulted in the creation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.
Nominate a White House Champion of Change: Veterans on the Front Lines of Advancing Clean Energy and Climate SecurityPosted byon August 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM EDT
In early October, the White House will recognize Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who continue to serve their country by advancing clean energy and climate security in their communities. Help us honor these veterans by nominating a Champion of Change today.