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President Obama Proposes $2 Billion in Funding to Replace Fossil Fuels

President Obama Proposes $2 Billion in Funding to Replace Fossil Fuels

Now that the sequester is in full swing, President Obama is proposing new sources of funding to finance his clean energy ambitions. The White House is urging Congress to divert $2 billion from oil and gas

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President Obama Nominates Gina McCarthy for Head of the EPA

President Obama Nominates Gina McCarthy for Head of the EPA

Today, President Obama announced that his nominee to replace Lisa Jackson as head of the EPA is Gina McCarthy. McCarthy, who currently manages the EPA's Air and Radiation office, has played a critical

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President Obama Appoints Nuclear Physicist Ernest Moniz to Run Department of Energy

President Obama Appoints Nuclear Physicist Ernest Moniz to Run Department of Energy

This morning, President Obama announced his nomination of MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz to head up the US Department of Energy. Renewable energy advocates were dismayed at the appointing of the

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President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

During President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, he briefly touched upon his plans for combating climate change and reducing emissions, but didn't go into any meaningful detail. However during the State

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President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address is Vague on Climate Change Agenda

President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address is Vague on Climate Change Agenda

Presidential inauguration speeches are tricky as they provide a relatively short amount of time to outline the POTUS' vision for the next four years, whilst paying lip service to the current concerns of

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Obama Administration to Scrutinize Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan

Obama Administration to Scrutinize Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan

Anti-Arctic oil drilling campaigners sighed with relief yesterday as Shell's Kulluk oil rig (which ran aground in Alaska with some 140,000 gallons of diesel on board) was safely towed away. The ordeal

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada Uses the Earth as His Canvas for a Giant Portrait of President Obama

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada Uses the Earth as His Canvas for a Giant Portrait of President Obama

With the help of many volunteers, Rodrigues-Gerade uses the earth as his canvas. One of his most gorgeous pieces was a giant mandala depicting Barack Obama, set on the waterfront of Barcelona, Spain.

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A Fish Named Obama – to Honor the President

A Fish Named Obama – to Honor the President

Etheostoma obama, a new species described by Mayden and Layman. Copyright: Joseph R. Tomelleri There's nothing fishy about naming a new species of fish after the President of the United States,

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Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?

Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?

With his re-election, President Obama is faced with one of the United States' biggest energy policy decisions - whether to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta

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Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

President Obama photo from Shutterstock President Obama won the 2012 US election last night, and in a powerful victory speech he called for climate action to address a nation that is "threatened by the

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President Obama’s Re-Election is a Victory for Clean Air and Clean Energy

President Obama’s Re-Election is a Victory for Clean Air and Clean Energy

Sky photo from Shutterstock Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, declared Tuesday’s re-election of President Barack Obama a major victory for the environment.

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Can President Obama Renew the Wind Energy Tax Credit Before it Expires?

Can President Obama Renew the Wind Energy Tax Credit Before it Expires?

For the past several months, the American wind energy industry has been at a near standstill, as political uncertainty clouded the industry's future. On December 31, a federal tax credit that makes wind

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Obama Administration Approves 285,000 Acres of Utility-Scale Solar Power Across 6 Western States

Obama Administration Approves 285,000 Acres of Utility-Scale Solar Power Across 6 Western States

Last week, the Obama Administration approved a plan that will make way for utility-scale solar development on 285,000 acres of public land in the Western US. The plan encompasses areas of Arizona,

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Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

When it comes to elections, some voters vote for the candidate who they would most like to have a beer with. If that's the case, the 2012 election will be easy to decide - Mitt Romney doesn't drink and

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Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standards for 2025

Photo from Shutterstock Today the Obama Administration finalized new standards that will increase fuel economy for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. The newest standards will

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Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

It's election year and that can only mean one thing - the standing President doing everything he can to show the country he's the man for a second term. In President Obama's case, he's doing this by

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Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched her first book 'American Grown' as part of her awesome mission to get children across the US off the couch and into gardens to learn about healthy food! With a

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President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue

President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue

During President Obama's first term in office, observers have noted that the terms "global warming" and "climate change" have gradually been scrubbed from the president's vocabulary. Since the start of

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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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Obama to Expedite Approval Process for Great Lakes Wind Farms

Obama to Expedite Approval Process for Great Lakes Wind Farms

Wind Turbine Farm photo from Shutterstock The Obama administration has signed an agreement to expedite approval for wind farms in the Great Lakes, an area with enormous potential for generating

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President Obama Announces Plan To Expedite Southern Leg of Keystone Pipeline

President Obama Announces Plan To Expedite Southern Leg of Keystone Pipeline

One consequence of promoting an 'all of the above' energy strategy is that it will draw criticism from all sides, leaving neither pro-oil nor pro-alternative energy constituencies satisfied. This is

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Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to Energy on the Stump

Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to Energy on the Stump

President Obama is hitting the west and midwest with a series of speeches touting his “all of above” energy policy, which reads like a Country Buffet menu. Few will like everything on the plate - in

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Obama May Wait Until After Election to Rule on Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

Obama May Wait Until After Election to Rule on Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

Rules introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants may not receive presidential approval until the U.S. is in a less turbulent political

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President Obama Slams Opponents for Single-Minded View on Energy

President Obama Slams Opponents for Single-Minded View on Energy

With the barrage of misinformation coming out of the Republican party these days about rising oil prices, the safety of the Chevy Volt, the state of global climate change, and President Obama's energy

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in the Wall

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New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Mistakenly Blaming President Obama for Rising Gas Prices

New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Mistakenly Blaming President Obama for Rising Gas Prices

According to a new Gallup poll, 65% of Americans mistakenly believe that President Obama and Congress are responsible for the recent spike in gas prices, while only 31% understand that neither the

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President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama to Announce $1 Billion Initiative for Clean, Advanced Vehicle Model Communities

President Obama is set to announce today a $1 billion initiative that will assist communities around the country in developing the backbone infrastructure needed for the deployment of clean, advanced fuel

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Republicans Criticize Obama for Supporting the American-Made Chevy Volt in New Video

Republicans Criticize Obama for Supporting the American-Made Chevy Volt in New Video

We were pretty sure that the Republican party was all for American-made cars and the American jobs they create, but we must be wrong because they've recently begun an all-out war on the American-made

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas drilling

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Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

Former Senator Rick Santorum said yesterday that he thinks President Obama "elevates the Earth above man," and should rethink his dedication to "radical environmentalists." Santorum has recently come into

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