Obama Drafts a Clean Energy Winner for America

"As this week’s National Climate Assessment demonstrated, climate change is the single biggest threat to America’s wildlife today."

05-09-2014 // Miles Grant

White housePresident Obama today unveiled a series of executive actions to invest in solar power and energy efficiency. That follows Wednesday’s announcement that the Department of Energy will fund three new offshore wind demonstration projects.

Felice Stadler, senior director for climate and energy at the National Wildlife Federation, said today:

"Today’s White House announcement proves investing in clean energy is a win across the board, cutting carbon pollution, creating jobs, and saving taxpayers money. These steps forward lay the groundwork for implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark, critically-needed limits on industrial carbon pollution, expected to be finalized next month. At this point, the burden of proof falls to climate action opponents to prove why we should waste money on inefficient buildings, to pay for polluting energy instead of clean solar and wind, or to let industrial polluters dump unlimited carbon into our air at no charge.

"As this week’s National Climate Assessment demonstrated, climate change is the single biggest threat to America’s wildlife today. We need an all-of-the-above approach to cutting carbon pollution and the White House is showing it’s ready to lead the way."

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