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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.
Nominate a White House Champion of Change: Veterans on the Front Lines of Advancing Clean Energy and Climate SecurityPosted byon August 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM EDT
In answering our nation’s call to service, America’s veterans understand the challenges of energy availability and the threats of a changing climate on the safety and effectiveness of our troops and our national security
Posted byon August 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM EDT
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.
Posted byon August 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
Two new reports highlight record highs for U.S. wind energy production and manufacturing, demonstrating America’s continued leadership in this rapidly growing global industry.
Posted byon July 31, 2013 at 6:05 PM EDT
Gina McCarthy speaks at Harvard Law School about the future of EPA – our challenges, and our incredible opportunities.
Posted byon July 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM EDT
The National Ocean Council today released a Marine Planning Handbook to support the efforts of regions that choose to engage marine industries, stakeholders, the public, and government to advance their economic development and conservation priorities.
Posted byon July 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM EDT
As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, two Federal agencies are partnering with local governments and the private sector to reduce wildfire risk, protect drinking water, and prepare for the impacts of climate change.