December 5, 2013 - President Obama more than doubled the government's renewable energy goal today, following through on a pledge he made five months ago to combat climate change through executive actions.
The presidential memo released today is no surprise; it was one of several goals laid out in his June speech on climate change (E&ENews PM, June 25).
But it makes the goal official to federal agencies that are already under pressure to deliver on a slew of sustainability goals, from energy efficiency to reduced petroleum use. In general, agencies have fared well in increasing their renewable energy usage, with some already exceeding the previous goal of 7.5 percent. read more>>>