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Apr 01, 2011

President Obama unveils blueprint for national energy policy

In case you missed it, President Obama this week unveiled his administration's "Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future." The document is mostly a rehash of prior policy statements with a few updates and refinements. Specific proposals include:

  • establishing a Clean Energy Standard, or CES, that would set an annual target for electricity usage from clean energy sources;
  • expanding domestic oil and gas development and production;
  • promoting the transition to electric vehicles;
  • reducing barriers to increased biofuels use;
  • upgrading the federal vehicle fleet;
  • investing in high-speed rail; and
  • continuing rebate programs and other incentives for energy efficiency projects for residential and commercial buildings.

The full document is available here (pdf required).

Posted by C. Montgomery  in  Federal Climate Legislation   Miscellaneous   Renewable Energy    |  Permalink

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