the WHITE HOUSEPresident Barack Obama

Search form

Kicking Off National Energy Awareness Month

Summary: 
The Obama Administration kicks off National Energy Awareness Month with a calendar of clean energy events and activities from around the Administration.

As you may know, the beginning of October marks the beginning National Energy Awareness Month, a national effort to underscore how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being.  In commemoration of National Energy Awareness Month, the Obama Administration is kicking off a month of clean energy events and activities.  Senior administration officials from across the federal government will be highlighting the work they are doing to position our country for a sustainable future, create new clean energy jobs and lay the foundation for our long-term economic security. Check out the current calendar of events, and be sure to check back often as more events are added. 

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken unprecedented steps to build a clean energy economy in this country.  We’ve invested over $90 billion in clean energy technology through the Recovery Act.  We worked with the automotive industry and the environmental community to set new tough new fuel-economy standards and the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks. And the federal government itself -- one of the largest consumers of energy in the country, is leading by example by cutting its carbon footprint and finding creative ways to go green. 

While we have made important progress in building a clean energy economy in this country, there is still much more work to be done.  We must continue to invest in the wind, solar, biofuels, clean coal and other clean energy technologies as well as energy efficiency to create jobs of the future and compete in the global marketplace.  And we must redouble our efforts to pass comprehensive energy legislation that reduces our dependence on foreign oil, creates a new generation of homegrown clean energy jobs, and cuts pollution to reduce the risks posed by climate change.

Learn more about President Obama‘s commitment to making our nation the leader in the clean energy economy and take a look at some of the National Energy Awareness Month events coming up in the next week.  To learn more about these events, check out the calendar.

Friday, October 1

  • Environmental Protection Agency - Methane to Markets Partners
  • Department of Energy - Thorlabs Facility Groundbreaking
  • Department of Energy  - Energy and Climate Symposium at UC Berkeley

Monday, October 4

  • Department of Energy  - National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting
  • Department of Energy  - Meeting Global Energy Demand
  • Department of Energy  - UDC-National Society of Black Engineers Week

Tuesday October 5

  • Council on Environmental Quality - Green Gov Symposium
  • Department of Energy  - Technology Policy Forum: The Smart Grid Promise
  • Department of Energy  - Science Breakfast of the Science Diplomat Club
  • Department of Energy - UDC-National Society of Black Engineers Week
  • Department of the Interior - Atlantic Wind Energy Assoc. Conference
  • Department of the Interior  - The Energy Daily's Transmission Sting Summit
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development - Governor's Conference on Housing and Sustainable Communities

Wednesday October 6

  • Council on Environmental Quality - Green Gov Symposium
  • Department of Energy  - Business Council for Sustainable Energy Annual Meeting
  • Department of Energy  - UDC-National Society of Black Engineers Week

Thursday October 7

  • Council on Environmental Quality - Green Gov Symposium
  • Council on Environmental Quality  - GreenGov Awards Ceremony
  • Department of Energy  - Purdue Hawkins lecture
  • Department of Energy  - Great Minds in STEM Conference
  • Department of Energy  - UDC-National Society of Black Engineers Week

Friday October 8

  • Department of Energy  - Estar Award Presentation
  • Department of Energy  - Engineers for a Sustainable World conference
  • Department of Energy  - Great Minds in STEM Conference
  • Department of Energy  - UDC-National Society of Black Engineers Week
  • Environmental Protection Agency  - Utah Energy Star Summit
  • Environmental Protection Agency  - Change the World, Start with Energy Star™ Campaign Exhibit House