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Obama Is in the Midwest Today Highlighting Advances in Green Energy

Obama Is in the Midwest Today Highlighting Advances in Green Energy

Obama hopped on a plane this morning fresh from his State of the Union Address last night -- where he promised a future full of American innovation in the green technology field -- to highlight companies

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Obama to Push Congress to Fund More Electric Vehicle Programs

Obama to Push Congress to Fund More Electric Vehicle Programs

President Obama reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 at yesterday's State of the Union address. "With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence

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President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

In President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night, he called our current quest for green technology our generation's "Sputnik moment", urging the nation to see other countries' advances as

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Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

This week the Obama administration allowed thirteen companies to return to their offshore oil drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico without further environmental scrutiny despite having stated in

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Obama Administration to Aid Biomass Producers

Obama Administration to Aid Biomass Producers

The Obama Administration has always supported renewable energy and has implemented several policies to tackle climate change. Today, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new series of measures

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Obama to Install Solar Panels on the White House This Spring

Obama to Install Solar Panels on the White House This Spring

Looks like President Obama has finally given in to the pressure -- the White House is about to go solar - again. In the 1970's President Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed on the roof of the first

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Obama Not Happy With US Climate Policy, Promises More Reform

Obama Not Happy With US Climate Policy, Promises More Reform

In a rather lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama spilled the beans about how he feels about the US government's current climate and energy policy and the good news is that he's just as

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Obama Focuses on Green Energy and New Railways on Labor Day

Obama Focuses on Green Energy and New Railways on Labor Day

Yesterday President Obama gave a Labor Day speech to citizens gathered at the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that outlined his plan to create more jobs in America while strengthening

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New Energy Bill Isn’t the Real Thing, Says President Obama

New Energy Bill Isn’t the Real Thing, Says President Obama

As Senate Democrats revealed their previously-announced completely pared-down energy bill yesterday, President Obama tried to calm the public by saying this was just the first step in a long process. The

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Obama Kick-Starts US Solar Industry WIth $2 Billion Investment

Obama Kick-Starts US Solar Industry WIth $2 Billion Investment

President Obama recently announced that two of America's most established solar companies are set to receive up to $2 billion in loan guarantees in order to 'kick-start' the US solar industry. The plan

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Obama Condemns BP, Says US Should Seize the Moment to be Green

Obama Condemns BP, Says US Should Seize the Moment to be Green

In an effort to regain his image as the tough commander in chief, President Obama took a moment to directly address the nation last night about the Gulf Coast oil spill. In the first Oval Office speech of

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Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy

Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy

Yesterday President Obama visited a Solyndra solar panel factory in Fremont, California that -- with help from the stimulus -- was able to expand and create green collar jobs for the bay area community.

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President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the

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President Obama Allocates $800 Million to Repurpose Old GM Factories

President Obama Allocates $800 Million to Repurpose Old GM Factories

We’ve had so many factories shut down in the US over the past few decades that we just didn’t know what to do with them. Well, now someone does. President Obama was in Youngstown, Ohio yesterday at

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How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

Amid the depressing news that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still not contained nor getting better -- over two week after the disaster started -- there may be a little green ray

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Obama Puts the Kibosh on All New Offshore Drilling

Obama Puts the Kibosh on All New Offshore Drilling

It's been nine days since the explosion on BP's oil rig off the coast of Louisiana and things only seem to be getting worse. More oil is leaking into the Gulf than expected and by this time the oil slick

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Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change

Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change

NASA's about to lend a heavier hand in the fight against climate change. The news that President Obama would be rearranging NASA’s budget to focus more on what can be done to stop global warming was met

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Obamas Expanding the White House Organic Garden in 2010

Obamas Expanding the White House Organic Garden in 2010

Encouraged by their gardening success of this last year, the Obamas and their staff are expanding their organic edible garden by 500 square feet in 2010. This new addition will raise the total growing

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Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Later today, President Obama is set to announce a plan that will open up many offshore areas for oil and natural gas exploration. While the move will surely anger environmentalists, many folks hope that

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Obama to Announce “Cash for Caulkers” Program Today

Obama to Announce “Cash for Caulkers” Program Today

Greening your home may soon entitle you to some extra green from the government. President Obama is set to announce the details of his "Cash for Caulkers" program today. If passed by Congress, the

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Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

You may already know this, but our power grid system has been largely left alone for half a century. We're using inefficient grid technology to try to thread power across our country and in the process

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Obama Announces $8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Power

Obama Announces $8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Power

In an effort to spur the United States towards a new age of nuclear power, President Obama announced yesterday that Southern Company would receive $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to construct two

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Obama Announces Federal Government to Reduce emissions 28% by 2020

Obama Announces Federal Government to Reduce emissions 28% by 2020

President Obama announced today in a prepared statement from the White House that the Federal Government will cut their emissions by 28% by 2020. The announcement comes on the heels of his State of the

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Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

At Inhabitat we often wonder, with so much great green technology out there, why are we so far behind other countries in renewable energy? Gearing up to watch Obama's State of the Union Address last night

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Obama Going To Copenhagen Next Month!

Obama Going To Copenhagen Next Month!

In case you missed the big news in the wake of your Thanksgiving celebration, President Obama is, in fact, planning to travel to Copenhagen next month to deliver a speech and participate in the United

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Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Today President Barack Obama announced a "long overdue" plan to develop high speed rail lines in the US. Obama and his administration have identified 10 potential corridors for the new railways in

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Michelle Obama To Plant White House Edible Garden

Michelle Obama To Plant White House Edible Garden

Eleanor Roosevelt's World War II-era Victory Garden was a shining example to Americans that they could grow their own food. And now Michelle Obama is following in her footsteps, taking up the cause by

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A Green Roofed Dog House for Obama’s New Puppy!

A Green Roofed Dog House for Obama’s New Puppy!

The debate is still out on what kind of puppy Malia and Sasha will get. It seems the choices have been narrowed down to two dogs - a Labradoodle or a Portuguese Water Dog, both are very sweet, cuddly, and

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Greening Michelle Obama’s Fashion for Inauguration!

Greening Michelle Obama’s Fashion for Inauguration!

Michelle Obama - are you reading this? Green your gown for Inauguration! It is with much anticipation that we are waiting to usher in this era of change with President-elect Obama’s inauguration on

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

After the State of the Union and the touting of the abundance of natural resources, you'd probably think our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental organizations are

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