President Obama to Government: Triple Your Renewable Energy Use

The 500,000 buildings and 600,000 cars owned by the federal government will have to get greener

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President Obama is ordering the federal government to boost its use of renewable energy over the next decade, part of an effort to reduce pollution and promote American energy independence.

On Thursday, Obama is scheduled to announce that he is ordering the federal government to increase its use of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2020, nearly triple the 7.5 percent currently used. The increase is part of a broader initiative to combat climate change by limiting pollution.

The AP reports that Obama will increase the government’s renewable energy use by issuing an executive order, which applies to the U.S. military and all federal agencies.

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5 comments
yutubenut
yutubenut

regardless of the cost to you and me the taxpayer, just so Obama can have a warm fuzzy feeling, and pin a green star on his lapel.

lolcheese
lolcheese

@yutubenut  Look I can be just like you. Blank obama blank x blank liberal blank blank taxpayer blank raise taxes blank communist blank blank liberal media blank propaganda blank we need are guns blank blank they took our jobs blank blank jesus hates gays blank blank i fuck my sister.  Pretty impressive huh?

tom.litton
tom.litton

@yutubenut Not to mention lowering the tax payer cost due to droughts, storms, floods, etc, potentially saving billions of dollars (and thousands of lives). 

And also lowering the payouts to the middle east for oil, some of which get funneled to terrorists.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@yutubenut Nope. Just so we can jump start a future growth industry where Germany and China is currently eating our lunch in.