US joins ambitious climate change agreement

President Obama agrees to climate change agreement alongside China Over the weekend, President Barack Obama officially included the United States into the Paris climate change agreement. This brings the agreement another step closer to taking effect throughout the world. President Obama agreed to the pact alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to China. The two countries signed documents committing them to the climate change agreement, with these documents then being turned over to the United Nations. US and China will work to reduce emissions in the coming years…

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New initiative aims to expand solar energy throughout the United States

Clean Energy Savings for All to increase accessibility of solar power systems President Barack Obama has announced new plans to increase the availability of solar energy, particularly for low-income households. The initiative is called the Clean Energy Savings for All and aims to increase the use of clean power in low and moderate-income homes throughout the country by a significant margin. The solar energy market in the United States has been growing quickly in recent years, particularly among the residential sector. The demand for solar power systems has grown significantly,…

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North American leaders agree to support renewable energy more aggressively

Leaders aim to generate 50% of North America’s energy from renewable sources by 2025 Last week, leaders from Mexico, Canada, and the United States attended the North American Leaders’ Summit. There, President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agreed on a new renewable energy target for the whole of North America. Together, the three countries will work to ensure that North America generates no less than 50% of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2025. The goal has been praised among supporters of…

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Connecticut hydrogen fuel cell developers are flocking to Germany for Hannover Messe event

Connecticut developers will be traveling to Germany to attend world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology Connecticut is home to many prominent hydrogen fuel cell developers and some of these companies are heading to Germany for the Hannover Messe event to showcase their technology. Hannover Messe is one of the world’s leading industrial technology trade fairs. Over the years, the event has showcased innovative technology in a variety of industries, especially where hydrogen fuel cells are concerned. Thanks to the event, fuel cells have managed to attract strong support and…

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Trudeau and Obama to work together to fight climate change

Canada and the United States want to mitigate the effects of a changing climate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama have committed to work together in order to fight climate change. The two believe that climate change is a potentially disastrous phenomenon that may result in serious consequences for most of the world. The two world leaders are excepted to unveil various measures they will take to mitigate the effects of a changing climate and embrace clean energy in order to reduce the amount of harmful emissions…

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Obama seeks to secure support for renewable energy with charge on oil

President proposes new charge that will be applied to all oil being sold in the country President Barack Obama is set to propose a new charge of oil that is meant to promote clean transportation and renewable energy projects throughout the United States. The president intends to charge $10-per-barrel of oil, with the federal government planning to use the funds collected by the new charge to support a wide range of environmentally friendly projects. Obama’s proposal faces major political challenges, however, and there is no guarantee that it will gather…

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Obama and climate change fight: Keystone XL pipeline rejected

The U.S. president has turned down the proposal to build a massive oil pipeline through America. President Barack Obama announced this past Friday that he is rejecting the application to extend the Keystone XL pipeline, citing climate change as his primary reason to end the project. The project would have resulted in the construction of a 1,179 mile long oil pipeline throughout the U.S., which would have carried 800,000 barrels of carbon-heavy petroleum from Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast. Obama claims that the pipeline wouldn’t have made a…

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Obama sets sights on fighting climate change

Climate change is a major problem that the US is facing currently President Obama has injected a renewed sense of urgency when it comes to taking action against climate change. The president has been focusing more heavily on climate change in recent months, pointing to Alaska and island countries as examples of the dangers the phenomenon represents. While climate change has become heavily politicized, with many federal officials claiming that the phenomenon is not real, President Obama has noted that it is a danger that everyone in America is currently…

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Obama seeks to raise subsidy for electric vehicles

Increasing subsidy could make electric vehicles more attractive President Barack Obama has petitioned Congress to raise the subsidies for electric vehicles, yet again. The President has sought to increase these subsidies for some time, but has been unsuccessful in his efforts, for the most part. Subsidies offered by the federal government have helped make electric vehicles more accessible, allowing a wider range of consumers to purchase these vehicles. By increasing the federal subsidies, electric vehicles may become more popular to consumers. Obama aims to raise the current subsidy to $10,000,…

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Obama seeks funding to support renewable energy projects

Funding for federal agency expected to help promote the development of clean energy initiatives President Barack Obama has requested funding for the Bureau of Land Management for the 2015 fiscal year. This would allow the agency to better manage the land that is under its jurisdiction while also making it easier for this land to be made available for renewable energy projects. The funding is meant to be an investment in clean energy while also addressing some issues concerning the logistics associated with clean energy projects and wildlife preservation. President…

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PowerCell showcases hydrogen fuel cell technology to President Obama

President Obama shows interest in Sweden’s hydrogen fuel cell technology U.S. President Barack Obama recently journeyed to Sweden and requested to study some of the country’s innovative clean technologies. The President has been showing strong interest in renewable energy in recent years, hoping to find ways to reduce the U.S.’ reliance on foreign sources of energy. Much of the support that has been directed at renewable energy comes from numerous research organizations associated with the federal government and the Department of Energy. During the president’s trip to Sweden, he was…

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Tensions with the Middle East spark a bright future for alternative energy

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Alternative energy is getting more attention from the U.S. government now than it ever has in the past. While some believe that this newfound interest in sustainable energy is spurred by belief in climate change, the reality of the matter may be that the country is looking to protect itself in the event of military conflict in the Middle East. Tensions between Iran and Israel are mounting and while neither side has openly attacked the other, threats abound. The U.S. is also in the throes of potential conflict with Iran…

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