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Cities Can Lead, Cities Want To Lead, So Let Them!

Carl Pope | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

While oil and coal interests can tie down national governments and prevent them from decarbonizing quickly, cities want to get on with the job -- and they are.

Obama Touts Clean Energy In Bid To Restore U.S. Leadership In Caribbean

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

(Updates paragraph 4 to reflect Obama's departure) By Matt Spetalnick KINGSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Oba...

Wait, Is This The Future Of Clean Energy?

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-b...

Obama Announces Plans For U.S. Energy Future

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

President Barack Obama toured the Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago on Friday and announced his plans for an "Energy Security Trust" to furt...

Is Clean Energy an Impossible Dream?

Jerry Taylor | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Jerry Taylor

If low-polluting renewable energy sources could displace fossil fuels without harm to the economy, you'd find us at the front of the parade. But Obama's devotion to clean energy should trouble anyone who doesn't believe in showering public money on industries with no hope of a back-end payoff for the taxpayer.

5 Energy Goals for Obama's Next 100 Days

Christopher F. Jones | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Christopher F. Jones

While these measures will likely gain more support from Democrats than Republicans, each offers a degree of bipartisan appeal that should increase their chance of success.

Obama's International Clean Energy Strategy, a Tale of Two Agencies

Justin Guay | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Justin Guay

With the clean energy market topping $263 billion globally, and a solar trade war raging, the ending to this tale is crucial for U.S. competitiveness in the technologies of the future.

Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

From Start-Up to Success Story: How President Obama's Clean Energy Policies Had a Real Impact on My Business

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 11.20.2012 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

As the CEO of Populus, a growing company in the residential energy efficiency industry, I am grateful for President Obama's policies and initiatives that have encouraged the growth and success of my business.

Obama To Push Clean Energy Technologies In Iowa

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious to show voters he's working to create jobs, President Barack Obama is putting tax credits to boost clean energy in the spo...

Voters Want Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In order to win on clean energy, candidates can't just name check the issue. They have to lead on it. They have to offer a vision for America's clean energy future, and they have to do it before their opponents frame the issue for them.

The Climate Post: U.S. May Be "Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas," But Shale Gas Rush Is Slowing

Mason Inman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

The market has a glut of natural gas due to widespread use of the drilling method, pushing prices to their lowest in a decade and deflating the shale gas rush, leading large producers to cut production to try to bring the price up.

Michael McAuliff

White House Slams GOP Claim 'We Can't Compete With China' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seizing on remarks by a top Republican who argued that the United States cannot compete with China in the so...

Obama Targets 'Climate Change Deniers In Congress'

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on Wednesday night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama called out climate change-deniers in Congres...

For Young Environmental Activists, Obama's Now The One To Pressure

Tribune | Peter Nicholas | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

Thousands of college students and idealistic young voters came in this weekend to learn organizing techniques aimed at pushing the country toward rene...

Obama: Gas Prices Will Continue To Fluctuate Until Broader Changes Are Made

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.06.2011 | Green

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. -- Pitching the promise of energy independence, President Barack Obama cautioned Wednesday that it's going to be tough to transiti...

Obama Sets Ambitious Goal To Reduce U.S. Oil Imports

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a one-third reduction in U.S. oil imports by 2025, reviving a long-elusive goal of r...

Obama Talking Energy Policy As Gas Prices Climb

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing pressure to curb rising gasoline prices, President Barack Obama is calling for the U.S. to reduce its oil imports by one third by...

Obama To Outline Plans For Energy Security

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico are sitting idle, neither producing oil and gas, nor being actively e...

Alternative Energy: Why the President's Portfolio Approach Will Make us Leaders

Michael Wynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Wynne

One of the greatest threats to our economic and national security is the need to secure foreign oil.

Winning the Future

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

Clean technology is not like computer technology where we initially led and then other countries worked their way up the value chain. In the case of clean technology, we are starting out behind.

The Speaker Is Orange, Can the President Be Green?

Joshua Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Keyak

Is this our Sputnik moment? I hope so because it will take nothing less that an Apollo-esque program to accomplish Obama's clean energy goals.

How Clean Is Obama's Clean Energy Standard?

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — President Obama wants 80 percent of the nation's electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2035. Achieving this, he says, will...

Obama Clean Energy Call Includes Nuclear, Natural Gas & Coal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is setting a new goal for America's energy future, saying 80 percent of electricity should come from clean e...

Climate Action: Part 1 - The Situation

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

There will come a time when governments are forced to act on global climate change. Its impacts will be increasingly devastating and undeniable. Its c...