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Posted byon April 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM EST
Solar jobs are growing faster than in any other sector in the United States – by more than 20% each year. Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, supporting Americans with jobs that can’t be outsourced – 143,000 of them and counti
Posted byon April 13, 2014 at 3:59 AM EST
Statement by Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Dr. John P. Holdren on the Release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III Report on climate-change mitigation.
Posted byon April 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM EST
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts the 10 defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a first-of-its-kind gathering on U.S. soil.
Posted byon March 30, 2014 at 7:01 PM EST
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved its Working Group II report on climate change “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”— the second installment of the group’s full Fifth Assessment Report. Upon the report’s approval, John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, issued a statement.
Posted byon March 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM EST
The White House released the Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions. Learn more about the strategy in this fact sheet.
Posted byon March 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM EST
The Climate Data Initiative is an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities.
Posted byon March 13, 2014 at 11:00 PM EST
This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while this President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.
Posted byon March 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM EST
HUD partners with the White House to host a Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable, an initiative of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, with national leaders from the lending, realtor, homebuilding and appraisal industries.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM EST
Brenda Mallory to join Council on Environmental Quality as General Counsel.
Posted byon March 4, 2014 at 11:39 AM EST
In his Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015 being transmitted to Congress today, President Obama is following on commitments to “up our game” in promoting preparedness for, and resilience against, the impacts of climate change. This includes robust support for State, local, and tribal preparedness efforts, analysis of vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure, creation of incentives to address those vulnerabilities, and development and dissemination of better information and planning tools.