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Newsmotion - &amp;lt;a href= http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/18/all en Making Plans and Making Progress: How the Federal Government Can Lead by Example http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-federal-government-can-lead-example <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making Plans and Making Progress: How the Federal Government Can Lead by Example </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/31/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img height="260" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/version3_social_1.jpg" width="520" /></p> <p class="p1">Five years ago this month, President Obama signed his&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-signs-an-Executive-Order-Focused-on-Federal-Leadership-in-Environmental-Energy-and-Economic-Performance">Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance</a>, setting new energy, climate, and environmental targets for federal agencies. The targets are aggressive, but under the President&rsquo;s leadership, agencies have made significant progress in cutting carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.</p> <p class="p1">Through this initiative, federal agencies have already reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent &ndash;&nbsp;that&rsquo;s the equivalent of taking 1.8 million cars off the road. And today, more than 9 percent of our energy comes from renewable sources, on our way to meeting a goal of 20 percent by 2020. We&rsquo;ve also cut our potable water use by 19 percent, enough water to fill nearly 49,000 Olympic swimming pools.</p> <p class="p1">This progress means we&rsquo;re on track to meet the President&rsquo;s goals. But with more than 360,000 buildings, 650,000 fleet vehicles, and $460 billion in annual purchasing power, the federal government is the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy, so we can&rsquo;t rest here.</p> <p class="p1">That&rsquo;s why, today, to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Executive Order, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/Press_Releases/_October_31_2014">federal agencies released new plans</a> for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather, and temperature extremes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-federal-government-can-lead-example" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-federal-government-can-lead-example" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-f...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Boston climate Energy and Environment Mike Boots Official United States Washington D.C. White House Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:52:41 +0000 feed 346272 at http://newsmotion.org What You Need to Know About New Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-you-need-know-about-new-rules-protect-students-poor-performing-career-college-pro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What You Need to Know About New Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, the&nbsp;Administration announced new regulations to protect students at career colleges from&nbsp;ending up with&nbsp;student loan debt that they cannot pay. The new rules will ensure that career colleges improve&nbsp;outcomes for students -- or risk losing access to federal student aid.</p> <p>To qualify for federal student aid, the law requires that most for-profit programs and certificate programs at private non-profit and public institutions prepare students for &quot;gainful employment in a recognized occupation.&quot;&nbsp;The new rules are part of President Obama&rsquo;s commitment&nbsp;to help reduce the burden faced by student loan borrowers and make postsecondary education more affordable and accessible to American families.</p> <h3> How are certain programs leaving borrowers with the burden of student loan debt?</h3> <p>Too often, students at career colleges -- including thousands of veterans -- are charged excessive costs, but don&#39;t get the education they paid for. Instead, students in many of these programs are provided with poor quality training, often for low-wage jobs or in occupations where there are simply no job opportunities. They frequently find themselves with large amounts of debt and, too often, end up in default. In many cases, students are drawn into these programs with confusing or misleading information. The situation for students at for-profit institutions is particularly troubling:</p> <ul> <li> Students who attend a two-year for-profit institution costs a student four times as much as attending a community college.</li> <li> Eighty-eight percent of associate degree graduates from for-profit institutions had student debt, while only 40 percent of associate degree recipients from community colleges had any student debt.</li> <li> Students at for-profit institutions represent only about 11 percent of the total higher education population but receive 19 percent of all federal loans and make up 44 percent of all loan defaulters.</li> </ul> <h3> How will the new rule help improve outcomes for students?</h3> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-you-need-know-about-new-rules-protect-students-poor-performing-career-college-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-you-need-know-about-new-rules-protect-students-poor-performing-career-college-p" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-you-need-know-about-new-rules-pro...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cecilia Muñoz Cecilia Munoz College Affordability Education James Kvaal Official White House Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:24:07 +0000 feed 346273 at http://newsmotion.org West Wing Week: 10/31/14 or, "Giving and Sharing" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/west-wing-week-103114-or-giving-and-sharing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Wing Week: 10/31/14 or, &quot;Giving and Sharing&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This week, the President continued to address the ongoing federal response to Ebola, worked to spur the growth of manufacturing and boost preparedness for natural disasters, and invited some of our youngest scientists and oldest veterans to the White House.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/west-wing-week-103114-or-giving-and-sharing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/west-wing-week-103114-or-giving-and-sharing" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/west-wing-week-103114-or-giving-and-sh...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Adam Garber Alyce Dixon Ebola Lawn Official The President West Africa White House Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:22:01 +0000 feed 346274 at http://newsmotion.org What It's Like on the Front Lines of the Ebola Fight in West Africa http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-its-front-lines-ebola-fight-west-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What It&#039;s Like on the Front Lines of the Ebola Fight in West Africa </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/keepingup.jpg" /></p> <p>The very first thing you do when you arrive in Liberia is wash your hands in chlorine.</p> <p>As I learned on my recent visit to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the simple acts of hand-washing and bumping elbows -- instead of shaking hands -- quickly begin to feel normal. As the Ebola epidemic overwhelms communities and threatens livelihoods in West Africa, this change in behavior is saving lives.</p> <p>Today, the U.S. is helping lead a global coalition to fight Ebola with a clear strategy and data-driven approach. During my visit, I met <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/22/ive-never-had-job-life-inside-ebola-treatment-unit">courageous humanitarians</a>, health workers, and community leaders who are helping turn the tide against Ebola. In fact, there are currently over 950 U.S. Government personnel on the ground in the region, and I could not be more proud of them.&nbsp;</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/15558561302_0727b95794_o.jpg?itok=koSDHz4S" alt="USAID Raj Shah Talking To DART" title="USAID Raj Shah Talking To DART" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> USAID Administrator Raj Shah meets with DART, CDC, and DoD about the Ebola response in Liberia. October 14, 2014. (by Morgana Wingard) </p> </div> </div> <div class="embed"> &nbsp;</div> <div class="embed"> </div><p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-its-front-lines-ebola-fight-west-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-its-front-lines-ebola-fight-west-africa" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-its-front-lines-ebola-fight-west-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Børge Brende Deborah R. Malac Ebola Guinea Guinea Liberia Liberia Monrovia Morgana Wingard Official Raj Shah Raj Shah Talking Rajiv Shah Scott Giberson Sierra Leone United States West Africa White House Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:03:43 +0000 feed 346275 at http://newsmotion.org What You Missed: Cooking with Sam Kass in the White House Kitchen http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-you-missed-cooking-sam-kass-white-house-kitchen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What You Missed: Cooking with Sam Kass in the White House Kitchen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p>Yesterday, Executive Director of Let&rsquo;s Move! and White House Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy Sam Kass joined DC Public Schools&rsquo; student Maurice Morris, and thousands of classrooms via livestream from around the country for a special inside look into the White House kitchen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-you-missed-cooking-sam-kass-white-house-kitchen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-you-missed-cooking-sam-kass-white-house-kitchen" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/what-you-missed-cooking-sam-kass-white...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Arne Duncan Cameron Brenchley David Ferriero Education Healthy Kids Inside the White House Maurice Morris Official Sam Kass United States White House William Allman Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:47:06 +0000 feed 346276 at http://newsmotion.org Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014 http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/advance-estimate-gdp-third-quarter-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/30/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Economic growth in the third quarter was strong, consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing improvement in the labor market, rising consumer sentiment, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth. Since the financial crisis, the U.S. economy has bounced back more strongly than most others around the world, and the recent data highlight that the United States is continuing to lead the global recovery. Nevertheless, more must still be done to boost growth both in the United States and around the world by investing in infrastructure, manufacturing, and innovation; and to ensure that workers are feeling the benefits of that growth, by pushing to raise the minimum wage and supporting equal pay.</p> <p class="p2">FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY&rsquo;S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS</p> <p>1. Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.5 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter of 2014, according to the advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The strong growth recorded in each of the last two quarters suggests that the economy has bounced back strongly from the first-quarter decline in GDP, which largely reflected transitory factors like unusually severe winter weather and a sharp slowdown in inventory investment. In the third quarter, net exports made a large positive contribution to growth, while consumer spending and business investment grew at a somewhat slower pace than the previous quarter.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/gdp_10302014_fig1b.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/advance-estimate-gdp-third-quarter-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/advance-estimate-gdp-third-quarter-2014" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/30/advance-estimate-gdp-third-quarter-201...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Brazil Economy Jason Furman Mexico Official United States United States White House Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:00 +0000 feed 346278 at http://newsmotion.org What Makes America Exceptional: President Obama Thanks U.S. Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-makes-america-exceptional-president-obama-thanks-us-health-care-workers-fighting- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What Makes America Exceptional: President Obama Thanks U.S. Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/brantly.jpg?itok=XMs_Gz3Z" alt="Dr. Kent Brantly Introduces President Obama" title="Dr. Kent Brantly Introduces President Obama" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> Dr. Kent Brantly delivers remarks during an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola, in the East Room of the White House. October 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>America has never been defined by fear. We are defined by courage and passion and hope and selflessness and sacrifice and a willingness to take on challenges when others can&rsquo;t and others will not, and ordinary Americans who risk their own safety to help those in need, and who inspire, thereby, the example of others -- all in the constant pursuit of building a better world not just for ourselves but for people in every corner of the Earth.</p> <p class="rteright">-- President Obama, October 29, 2014</p> <p class="rteright">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/29/what-makes-america-exceptional-president-obama-thanks-us-health-care-workers-fightin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/29/what-makes-america-exceptional-president-obama-thanks-us-health-care-workers-fightin" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/29/what-makes-america-exceptional-preside...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Calvin Edwards Chuck Kennedy Dan Chertow Ebola Harrisburg Katie Curren Kent Brantly Liberia Nigeria Official Pennsylvania Pete Souza Sierra Leone Tanya Somanader The President U.S. West Africa White House Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:45:12 +0000 feed 345744 at http://newsmotion.org President Obama on America's Response to Ebola: "When Disease or Disaster Strikes, Americans Help" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/president-obama-americas-response-ebola-when-disease-or-disaster-strikes-americans-hel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama on America&#039;s Response to Ebola: &quot;When Disease or Disaster Strikes, Americans Help&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/ebolaupdatephoto.jpg?itok=gkP8r7lC" alt="President Obama Provides an Update on Our Response to Ebola in West Africa" title="President Obama Provides an Update on Our Response to Ebola in West Africa" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding U.S. health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, prior to his departure aboard Marine One from the White House South Lawn. October 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vPGzbrWVSU">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Speaking on the South Lawn of the White House today, President Obama provided an update on America&#39;s comprehensive response to end the Ebola outbreak. So far, of the seven Americans treated for Ebola, all have survived. Only two people have contracted Ebola on American soil -- the two Dallas nurses who treated a patient who had contracted the virus in West Africa. And the only American still undergoing treatment is Dr. Craig Spencer, who contracted the disease abroad while working to protect others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/president-obama-provides-update-us-ebola-response-when-disease-or-disaster-strikes-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/president-obama-provides-update-us-ebola-response-when-disease-or-disaster-strikes-a" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/president-obama-provides-update-us-ebo...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Craig Spencer Dallas Dallas Ebola Obama Provides Official Pete Souza Tanya Somanader The President U.S. United States West Africa White House Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:30:24 +0000 feed 345170 at http://newsmotion.org We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/we-will-stop-ebola-west-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/15430421998_5057646dd8_o.jpg?itok=V6It3d-l" alt="USAID Administrator Raj Shah meets with Ebola Responders in Liberia" title="USAID Administrator Raj Shah meets with Ebola Responders in Liberia" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> USAID Administrator Raj Shah and U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac meet with Doland Willis and Gabriel Frank of the U.S. Army JFC Operation United Assistance Liberia at the Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Monrovia. October 14, 2014. (by Morgana Wingard) </p> </div> </div> <p>Ed. note: Below are excepts of an op-ed by USAID Administrator Raj Shah for USA Today. Read his op-ed in its entirety <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/10/28/ebola-west-africa-action-innovation-column/18009877/">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the heart of the Ebola epidemic, there is a clear sense of hope. I&#39;ve <a href="http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/oct-15-2014-usaid-administrator-announces-142-million-humanitarian-assistance-ebola">just returned</a> from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where I met dozens of health workers, humanitarians and community leaders who are making a difference in this fight.</p> <p>There is no question that the pace, ingenuity, and scale of our global response must continue to grow quickly. But at a time when fear and misinformation spread panic faster than a virus, let&#39;s not miss the opportunity to scale up what&#39;s working, fix what isn&#39;t and bring the best of science, technology and innovation to bear on this devastating disease.</p> <p>I <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaid_images/">spoke with</a> Ebola survivors who now care for sick patients in the very same Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) that saved their lives. I met <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkoT2LuFc8Q&amp;feature=youtu.be">local workers</a> on burial teams who enter communities threatened by Ebola and endure the stigma of the virus to bury loved ones. At a training session for health care workers, I met a young doctor from Germany who gave up her holiday to put on a personal protective suit in the stifling heat and train others to work in the hot zone. We need hundreds more just like her. And we must ensure that when these brave individuals do volunteer to serve, we not prevent or unduly discourage them from undertaking this indispensable and selfless work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/we-will-stop-ebola-west-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/we-will-stop-ebola-west-africa" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/we-will-stop-ebola-west-africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Deborah R. Malac Doland Willis Ebola Gabriel Frank Germany Germany Guinea Guinea Liberia Liberia Monrovia Monrovia Morgana Wingard Official Philippines Raj Shah Rajiv Shah Sierra Leone The President United States West Africa White House Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:37:42 +0000 feed 345171 at http://newsmotion.org ENERGY STAR Day: The Power of the Little Blue Label http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-label <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ENERGY STAR Day: The Power of the Little Blue Label </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. note: This is cross-posted on EPA Connect, the official blog of EPA&#39;s leadership. <a href="http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/10/energy-star-day-the-power-of-the-little-blue-label/">See the original post here.</a></p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du1TH42V8IM">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Let&rsquo;s start with a few numbers:</p> <p>$300 billion in savings. That&rsquo;s how much consumers and businesses have saved on utility bills in the last 22 years because of the ENERGY STAR program.</p> <p>Two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided, or the equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 420 million cars, over the last 22 years. Thanks to our little blue ENERGY STAR label, folks are doing their part to reduce their greenhouse emissions and combat climate change.</p> <p>Since President Obama took office, ENERGY STAR has helped American consumers and businesses save over one billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and approximately $110 billion on their utility bills.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s one powerful little label.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-label" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-label" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-labe...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= climate Connect Denver Energy and Environment Gina McCarthy Maryland Official Phoenix White House Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:56:55 +0000 feed 345172 at http://newsmotion.org