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'New Energy for America' Plan

01/21/2009


During his inauguration speech on Tuesday, President Barack Obama made several references to the environment and global warming. Details of Obama's environmental plans have been documented in his "New Energy for America" Plan. Some highlights of the plan include:
  • Create 5 million new jobs in the clean energy field.
  • Generate 10% of electricity from renewable resources by 2012.
  • Generate 25% of electricity from renewable resources by 2025.
  • Tougher fuel economy standards.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
"...nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect", Obama stated during his inauguration speech, a clear indication that the environment is a priority with the new administration.