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President Obama Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target for Federal Operations

Summary: 
President Obama announced that the Federal Government will reduce its own greenhouse gas pollution by 28 percent by 2020, and agencies are already taking actions that will help meet this goal.

On January 29, 2010, President Barack Obama announced that the Federal Government will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 28 percent by 2020.  Reducing and reporting GHG pollution, as called for in Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability, will ensure that the Federal Government leads by example in building the clean energy economy.  Actions taken under this Executive Order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term savings, build local market capacity, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in clean energy industries.
 
Examples of agency actions that are underway are available. You can also visit our Initiatives page for more information.