Progress

  • Domestic oil and natural gas production has increased every year since President Obama took office. In 2011, U.S. oil production reached the highest level in 8 years and natural gas production hit an all-time high. On Federal lands and waters alone, oil production is up 13%.
    Read about increased domestic oil and gas production: http://wh.gov/9gL
  • U.S. dependence on foreign oil has decreased every year since President Obama took office. We now import less than half of the oil we consume and in 2011, imports as a share of total consumption declined to a 16-year low.
    Read about reducing our dependence on foreign oil: http://wh.gov/9jN
  • The U.S. has doubled renewable energy generation from wind, solar, and geothermal sources since 2008 thanks to the President's record investments in clean energy.
    Read about doubling renewable energy generation: http://wh.gov/I6y
  • New fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, the first in 30 years, will cut oil consumption by 2.2 million barrels a day, slash emissions by 6 billion metric tons, and save the average driver $8,000 at the pump by 2025.
    Read about the new fuel economy standards: http://wh.gov/bmX9
  • New programs to improve energy efficiency in our homes, buildings, factories, and transportation systems will reduce pollution and save money for businesses and families.
    Read about improving energy efficiency: http://wh.gov/I6y
Wind and Solar Farms, Biofuel Refineries

What's Next

  • Take control of our energy future by expanding domestic oil and gas production to create 600,000 new jobs and using more renewable energy like wind and solar power.
    Read about President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy: http://wh.gov/Kpe
  • Invest in a domestic clean energy economy powered by sources like wind, solar, and clean coal. Renew successful bipartisan tax incentives that create American jobs and reduce our reliance on foreign oil.
    Read about a clean energy economy: http://wh.gov/0QV
  • Reduce building energy use. Create jobs, save money, and cut pollution by improving energy efficiency in our non-residential building space.
    Read about the Better Building Initiative: http://wh.gov/Dl7
  • Make more than 75% of our potential offshore oil and gas resources available for exploration and development and permit clean energy projects on public lands that will generate enough renewable energy to power 3 million homes.
    Read about the energy potential of public lands: http://wh.gov/FjT
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