Allowing for some reasonable time for President Obama to settle into the White House furniture, when it comes to Energy and the Environment the time has come to make good on all those campaign promises. And it’s up to all of us to keep the new administration toeing the green line. For those wanting to keep up to date on official White House policy, the new presidential website has been launched. To refresh everyone’s memories, here’s an overview of Obama’s proposed policies:Essentially a reprint of the pledges made on the campaign trail, the New Energy for America plan is designed to (in brief):
Invest $150 billion over the next ten years in clean energy, creating five million new jobs in the process, and save more oil than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela.
Put 1 million plug-in hybrids on the roads by 2015.
Ensure that 10% of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25% by 2025.
Implement a national cap-and-trade program, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
Since it was only launched at noon today, there are only a couple of posts on it, but for up to the minute information a White House official blog has also been launched. There’s no space for comments though, so your intelligent and civil remarks will have to go elsewhere.
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