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In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News
Executive Order 13514 addresses energy efficiency in electronics, servers, and data centers and sets ambitious goals for energy efficiency in buildings for all federal agencies.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signs off on a program to open up 285,000 acres in 17 “solar energy zones” in six Western states for fast-track project approvals.
Date: 10/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
President Barack Obama discusses clean energy in his State of the Union address on Wednesday, January 27, 2010.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: Article
"In its first year, President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge has signed up 7,700 participants that have reduced energy use by 2.5 percent on average." -- An article by Greentech Media.
Date: 06/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Obama, senators, and industry officials attempt to move towards an agreement on national energy policy.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: News
President Obama
Obama’s "Better Building Initiative" may attract new innovators to the energy efficiency sector by providing incentives to reduce building energy use. Obama has proposed tax deductions, financing, competitive grants and other incentives as part of his budget.
Date: 02/10/2011
Type: Blog
President Obama signed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act on Wednesday after the bill received bipartisan support in Congress.
Date: 12/19/2012
Type: Article
President Obama signed an executive order that sets a national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power (CHP) by the end of 2020. This will decrease national GHG emissions; enhance grid security; and could save manufacturers at least $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade.
Date: 09/04/2012
Type: Article
Obama promotes green jobs and discusses the Home Star program which will provide rebates for homeowners to pursue energy efficiency home upgrades.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News

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