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What President Obama Has Done for The Environment and Education

What President Obama Has Done for The Environment and Education

President Obama has done a great deal for the environment since his inauguration in 2009. Although the President has been criticized for not doing enough on the environmental front he has been constrained by Republican obstructionism in Congress. Given the limitations of his executive powers, Obama has done a great deal for the environment, particularly


The Problem With Obama’s New Electric Vehicle Incentive Plan

Progress haters in the media, like Rush Limbaugh and Neil Cavuto love to bash those evil tax credits for electric vehicles. Constantly reminding the world of the sinister socialist plot to incentivize the production and integration of a “better mousetrap,” they have a tendency to harp on this so-called waste of taxpayer dollars. Of course,


Clean Energy in Obama’s 2013 Budget

President Obama released his 2013 budget today, saying: “We must transform our economy from one focused on speculating, spending, and borrowing to one constructed on the solid foundation of educating, innovating, and building. The Budget targets scarce federal resources to areas critical to growing the economy and restoring middle-class security: education and skills for American


2013 Solar Decathlon Heads to California

Now just after President Obama’s State of the Union Address The United States Department of Energy today announced that the Orange County Great Park has been selected as the site for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon challenges international collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive while


Clean Energy Gets State of the Union Shoutout

President Obama announced several new actions he is taking to support clean energy during his third annual State of the Union Address Tuesday night. Over the course of his speech, he reiterated his disdain with Congress in not passing comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation over the last several years so he decided to


President Obama’s ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Strategy

President Obama called for a comprehensive energy policy that would boost production of offshore oil and increase unconventional drilling for natural gas, while also building new clean energy projects on federal land and revising federal regulations to promote the growth of wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources. “This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy


Obama Rejects Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline

This afternoon, the Obama administration announced its rejection of Canada’s proposed Keystone tar sands pipeline … but TransCanada will be allowed to submit a new application for an alternate route (which they undoubtedly will). The pipeline would deliver 700,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest crude oil down the spine of the US to the Gulf. Obama didn’t make


Obama Administration Announces New Power Plant Rules

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled long-awaited rules for the nation’s 1,400 coal- and oil-fired power plants that will require much tougher pollution control equipment to reduce emissions of mercury, acid gases, and particulate matter. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the new rules,


Fox News: Treating Solar Industry Worse than Obama

A recent Fox Nation post claimed that the “ENTIRE Solar Industry” is on the “Brink of Collapse.” But the solar industry is growing faster than any other energy sector, and experts say solar is becoming increasingly cost competitive. Solar Is Growing Rapidly Even Without Climate Legislation Solar Industry Is Fastest-Growing Energy Sector In U.S. Earlier


Obama Comments on China Solar Petition

President Obama commented on the petition filed by US solar manufacturers a couple of weeks ago that calls for stiff tariffs on solar imports from China. The 3000 page petition alleges China is violating World Trade Organization rules by flooding the US market with underpriced solar panels. In an interview with KGW NewsChannel 8 in Portland, Oregon, he said: “We have seen a