Australian news, and some related international items

Obama’s goal for renewable energy, energy efficiency and green jobs

Renewable Energy Is Obama Goal for Next Term, Aide Says , Bloomberg, By Kasia Klimasinska – Sep 6, 2012 President Barack Obama ’s effort to develop renewable power sources and persuade Congress to adopt a long-term energy policy  will be priorities should he win a second term, his top climate and energy aide said.

Clean-energy programs and efficiency initiatives will be a focus for the president if he’s re-elected in November, Heather Zichal , Obama’s deputy assistant for energy and climate change, told reporters today in Washington .

“The big issue will remain engagement with Congress,” she said. “The president has talked continuously about the need for a long-term energy policy, and I think that will be something that he will obviously remain focused on in the second term.” As a candidate in 2008, Obama pledged to create 5 million green jobs over 10 years by investing in renewable sources such as solar and wind power. He promoted alternatives to fossil fuels as a way to cut U.S. dependence on imported fuel. The 2009 economic-stimulus plan spent a record $90 billion on clean energy, creating 225,000 green jobs after one year, according to the White House….


September 7, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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