Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

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US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025. Alongside of this, the share of renewable energy used by the federal government will increase to 25 percent.

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

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” With those words this afternoon, President Obama took an important step toward turning his pledges on climate change into reality. They are a smart investment that will save government money in the long-run.

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Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

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Although such shipments are for the most part illegal today, the Obama Administration is quietly changing the rules to favor oil exporters. So today, Sightline Institute, represented again by Earthjustice, is suing the federal government.

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Greenpeace response to the Obama climate plan

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Commenting on President Obama’s new climate plan, which was announced the other day in a speech in Washington, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said: “The President is embracing policies that will excite people around the world, and if the full potential of this plan is realised then we could look back at this speech as a landmark moment. Obama plan can be read here: [link] Source: Greenpeace UK. US Government USA climate plan Obama Greenpeace

Under cover of Christmas, Obama establishes US Anti-Propaganda Agency

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Under cover of the Christmas celebrations outgoing US President Obama has written the US' Anti-Propaganda Agency, in other words the American Ministry of Truth, into law.

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President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 1, 2012 – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on New Year's Eve 2011, that is to say, yesterday.

Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" | Mother Jones

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→ Climate Change , Energy , Environment , Obama , Regulatory Affairs. Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" —By Kate Sheppard | Fri Jan. Transportation for America /Flickr Another member of President Barack Obama's cabinet is on his way out the door.

US Leads World in Clean Energy Investment Under Obama

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Last year, the US government gave out more loans for clean energy – than even China, which came second in the rankings. Previous story: Solar Grew 69% From Obama Policy ). But US government leadership in renewable energy is now at an end.

US government its tyrannical behavior

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government of the United States of America, always ranting and raving against tyrants, unless they suit its aims, uses tyrannical tactics itself as regards to WikiLeaks supporters, for instance. Recently the US government subpoenaed Twitter to obtain the data of all WikiLeaks supporters, that is to say, followers, on Twitter.

Canadians Believe in Climate Change! and Government.

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and Government!? Canadians, unlike their US counterparts, see clear government responsibility in addressing climate change (65 percent vs. 43 percent). Just 43 per cent of Americans believe their national government has a great deal of responsibility to address climate change.

Israel’s Bedouin Get Solar from Arava (+ Obama)

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The Obama Administration is supplying 80 percent of the $30 million of financing it will take to build the small photovoltaic solar farm, using the little-known Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the US government: OPIC.

Evangelicals resist Obama’s childhood obesity push

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Don't those people resist anything that the President Obama, the First Lady, and the administration as a whole, propose? By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Evangelical Christians in the USA are the only major religious group where a majority opposes the federal government’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity, a Pew Research Center survey shows. Overall, 57 percent of Americans favored such a government role while 39 percent did not.

Michelle Obama Unveils Food Pyramid (And It Has A New Shape!)

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Because today Michelle Obama introduced the government’s new food icon: a plate. That food pyramid you grew up with and thought of as the bible to healthy eating?

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Obama administration says UK must stay in EU

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Obama administration has said that the UK must stay in the EU and that a referendum against membership in the EU must not be held in the UK. A senior member of the Obama administration has said that the UK must stay in the EU and that a referendum against membership in the EU must not be held in the UK as it could negatively impact on the US if the UK would leave the EU.

Despite Solyndra Bankruptcy, Solar Grew 69% From Obama Policy

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They’ve seized on one bankruptcy to prove that all clean tech companies are doomed to failure, and government shouldn’t invest in them. Related stories: Obama Touts Israeli-Developed Solar Company BrightSource.

Obama Takes Shot at Romney, “some wanted to let the auto industry die”

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President Barack Obama, seen above at the Washington Auto Show Tuesday, hailed the triumphant rebound of the U.S. Obama sat inside a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi , which won this year’s Green Car Vision Award , among some gas guzzling trucks, SUVs and muscle cars made by General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. auto industry is back,” Obama stated to reports, adding that it’s was worth remembering that there were some leaders “willing to let this industry die.”

Russian Government “orders” shift from Microsoft to Linux by 2015

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has signed an order at the end of 2010 mandating the Russian government and related agencies to move to using Linux and open-source software by 2015. This must be the first such a move on government level anywhere in Europe if not even the world. The order affects a wide range of agencies and other bodies directly controlled by the federal government.

New Federal Report: Climate Change Is Really, Really Scary.

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11, 2013 2:09 PM PST Tweet Gwoeii/Shutterstock Say what you want about the Obama administration's relative ignoring of climate issues: Many of his top scientists are paying rapt attention, and they think we're about to get our butts kicked—although dumping the news at 4 p.m.

"Governments Await Obama’s Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts"

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This was in today's emailed headlines from the NYTimes: President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond will scrutinize to determine how serious the president is about fighting global warming. Chinese policy experts say that Mr. Obama’s regulation could end that standoff. 

Our National Parks: America’s Newest Battleground. ~ Amy Marquis

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Here’s the truth: No one’s heart is breaking over national park closings like the people who have dedicated their lives and careers to protecting them.

Prince Charles Wants to Talk Organic Farming, Not Royal Wedding

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In fact, he criticized the government for its large-scale agriculture processes, the act of which has cost us tens of billions of dollars per year. The Prince also praised Michelle Obama ’s campaign to produce healthier foods and lower child obesity levels.

"Details Of Obama’s Climate Change Plan"

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The Onion: President Obama unveiled Monday a plan to increase the country’s clean power usage that many are calling the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. Here are some key details of Obama’s climate change plan: Immediate removal of smokestacks atop White House. Provides state governments with template for lawsuit to file in federal court.

Government shouldn't steal from you says President Obama

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) President Obama, speaking in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4, 2009 described his ideal government: "But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

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What follows if President Obama approves Keystone, and what if he halts it? In my book I argue for viewing nature as an investment opportunity — one that can reduce risk and produce big returns for people, businesses and governments.

A social cost of carbon witch hunt in the Department of Energy

Environmental Economics

The questionnaire requests a list of those individuals who have taken part in international climate talks over the past five years and “which programs within DOE are essential to meeting the goals of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.”.

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

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Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones. Government / Industry ken salazar wind power obama wind energy obama wind power us wind energy

"Obama looks to forge ‘climate-smart economy’ with budget"

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Congress has said this is dead on arrival and won't even talk with the White House budget director about it but hey, there is some good economics in here and that should be applauded: President Obama is proposing significant funding increases to environmental regulators and clean energy research as part of his final budget offered as president.  Obama is also looking to double the federal government’s investment in clean energy research and development, from $6.4

Obama Extends Tax Credits For Solar Power

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On December 17, President Obama signed legislation that extends the Department of Treasury Section 1603 program for another year. President Obama and our bipartisan champions in the Senate and House recognize that the solar industry is one of the fastest growing industries in our country, and this extension will create tens of thousands of new jobs for Americans.”. Government / Industry obama solar solar investment tax credit

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

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Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. The current investment in this research is $6 billion so Obama is calling for a $2 billion increase. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid VehicleAlong with an increased reliance on biofuels he declared that the future could be won through scientific innovation. How will we get there?

Greece's Latest Fiscal Solution: Create an Ecological Crisis! | Mother.

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After former Prime Minister George Papandreou was elected in 2009, he set up a government ministry to study the environment, energy, and climate change, and he talked up initiatives on eco-tourism and renewable energy. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment.

Our Government Did Something Right:

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Photo: President Obama thanks redditors for their help on net neutrality with a handwritten note. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks break the internet cable company FCC freedom internet monopoly net neutrality

Obomney: Obama v Romney on Environment & Energy

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hope is on the way” song ( President Barack Obama ), you know this is a critical crossroad in our country’s history. The Tea Party faction became cement in the intestines of our federal government to the point of painful and dangerous legislative constipation.

Majority of Voters Say Obama Doesn’t Deserve Reelection

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Majority of Voters Say Obama Doesn’t Deserve Reelection; Independents Agree, According to American Pulse™ Survey Analysis by Michael Smith (Veshengro) 6,071 respondents participated in the 2nd November American Pulse conducted 11/21-11/23/2011. Government Spending/Budget Cuts: 19.4%

Cape Wind Power Future in Obama’s Hands

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President Obama hasn’t made any indication on what he plans to say on April 30 when he reveals the fate of the Cape Code Wind Power project. The massive wind power plan was been in the works for nearly a decade and it is now up to Obama and interior Secretary Ken Salazar whether the project will be allowed to continue. Government / Industry Barack Obama Cape Cod Wind Project Cape Wind Wind Farm Wind Power Industry

Obama's Forest Service Weakens National Forest Wildlife Protections

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The new proposal, which was released as part of the final environmental impact statement for the rule, is the Forest Service’s fourth attempt since 2000 to revise nationwide regulations governing national forests. Like the 2000, 2005 and 2008 rules, the Obama The U.S.

Australia's Climate Inferno "Encroaching on Entirely New Territory.

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Australia's top government-appointed climate commissioner says this week's heatwave is occurring amid record-breaking weather around the world. The election promises to be fought over the government's carbon tax. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

Yes, the federal government does close stuff down

Environmental Economics

Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations. So it came as a surprise when the federal government proposed doing away with the ocean science laboratory, which opened in 1899. Tucked in President Barack Obama’s 218-page proposed budget for 2015 was a one-sentence mention of a plan to close an unnamed lab to save money.

Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

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The Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. Government / Industry maryland wind farm ocean city wind farmThe move makes Maryland the second state in the nation, after Delaware, to have reached this stage in off-shore wind development. The closest turbines to the coast will be roughly 10 nautical miles from Ocean City.

Obama directs government to triple use of clean energy by 2020

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President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. Obama declared, "In order to create a clean energy economy that will increase our nation''s prosperity, promote energy security, combat climate change, protect the interests of taxpayers, and safeguard the health of our environment, the federal government must lead by example." That''s why it''s so important for the federal government to lead by example.

Government to use military drivers for fuel tankers

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, March 26, 2012 : In the event of a possible strike by fuel tanker drivers the British government is intending to use military personnel to deliver fuel to gas stations.