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Newsmotion - Energy and Environment http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/32/all en New Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/new-report-cost-delaying-action-stem-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change </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, 07/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The signs of climate change are all around us. The average temperature in the United States during the past decade was 0.8&deg; Celsius (1.5&deg; Fahrenheit) warmer than the 1901-1960 average, and the last decade was the warmest on record both in the United States and globally. Global sea levels are currently rising at approximately 1.25 inches per decade, and the rate of increase appears to be accelerating.</p> <p class="p1">The scientific consensus is that these changes, and many others, are largely consequences of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases that have led to a warming of the atmosphere and oceans.</p> <p class="p1">The Council of Economic Advisers released a <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/the_cost_of_delaying_action_to_stem_climate_change.pdf">report</a> today that examines the economic consequences of delaying implementing policies to reduce the pace and ultimate magnitude of these changes; the findings emphasize the need for policy action today. The report was written under the leadership of Jim Stock, who recently resigned as a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers to return to his teaching position at Harvard University.</p> <p class="p1">KEY POINTS IN TODAY&rsquo;S REPORT FROM THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS</p> <p class="p1"><b>1. Immediate action substantially reduces the cost of achieving climate targets.</b> Taking meaningful steps now sends a signal to the market that reduces long-run costs of meeting the target. Such action will reduce investments in high-carbon infrastructure that is expensive to replace and will spur development of new low- and zero-emissions technologies. For both reasons, the least-cost mitigation path to achieve a given climate target typically starts with a relatively low price of carbon to send these signals to the market, and subsequently increases as new low-carbon technologies are developed and deployed. An analysis of research on the cost of delay for hitting a specified climate target suggests that net mitigation costs increase, on average, by approximately 40 percent for each decade of delay.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/29/new-report-cost-delaying-action-stem-climate-change" 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/2014/07/29/new-report-cost-delaying-action-stem-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/29/new-report-cost-delaying-action-stem-c...</a> </div> </div> </div> climate Energy and Environment Jason Furman Jason Furman John Podesta Jim Stock John Podesta Official United States United States West Antarctic White House Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:36 +0000 feed 313003 at http://newsmotion.org Join a Twitter Q&A on Climate Change and the Cost of Inaction http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/join-twitter-qa-climate-change-and-cost-inaction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join a Twitter Q&amp;A on Climate Change and the Cost of Inaction </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, 07/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Climate change is not a distant threat &ndash; we&#39;re already experiencing its harmful impacts. That&#39;s why President Obama has taken action to cut carbon pollution by moving to cleaner sources of energy and improving the energy efficiency of our cars, trucks, and buildings. But further steps are urgently needed to ensure that we leave our kids a planet that&rsquo;s not polluted or damaged.</p> <p class="p1">Today, the White House released a new <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/the_cost_of_delaying_action_to_stem_climate_change.pdf">report</a> from the Council of Economic Advisers that breaks down the economic consequences of delaying action to combat climate change. The report finds that delaying policy actions by a decade increases total climate change mitigation costs by about 40%, and failing to take any action would risk substantial economic damage.</p> <p class="p1">So how will this affect you and your community? Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, is taking to Twitter to answer your questions. Today, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET, join him for a Twitter Q&amp;A on the economic impacts of climate change on his Twitter handle, <a href="http://twitter.com/ceachair">@CEAChair</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Here&#39;s what you need to know:</p> <ul> <li> Ask your questions now and during the live event on Twitter with the hashtag #WHClimateChat</li> <li> Follow the Q&amp;A live through the <a href="http://twitter.com/ceachair">@CEAChair</a> Twitter handle</li> <li> If you miss the live Q&amp;A, the full session will be posted on&nbsp;<a href="http://whitehouse.gov/">WhiteHouse.gov</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://storify.com/whitehouse">Storify.com/whitehouse</a></li> </ul> <p>Learn more about President Obama&#39;s plan to combat climate change at <a href="http://whitehouse.gov/climate-change">WhiteHouse.gov/climate-change</a>, and then join Jason Furman, <a href="http://twitter.com/ceachair">@CEAChair</a>,&nbsp;for a Twitter chat today, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET.</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/2014/07/29/join-whclimatechat-cost-inaction-0" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/29/join-whclimatechat-cost-inaction-0</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alex Wall climate Energy and Environment Jason Furman Official White House Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:38:21 +0000 feed 313004 at http://newsmotion.org Unleashing Climate Data to Empower America’s Agricultural Sector http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/unleashing-climate-data-empower-america%E2%80%99s-agricultural-sector <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unleashing Climate Data to Empower America’s Agricultural Sector </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, 07/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Today, in a major step to advance the President&rsquo;s Climate Data Initiative, the Obama administration is inviting leaders of the technology and agricultural sectors to the White House to discuss new collaborative steps to unleash data that will help ensure our food system is resilient to the effects of climate change.</p> <p class="p2">More intense heat waves, heavier downpours, and severe droughts and wildfires out west are already affecting the nation&rsquo;s ability to produce and transport safe food. The recently released <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/06/fact-sheet-what-climate-change-means-regions-across-america-and-major-se">National Climate Assessment</a> makes clear that these kinds of impacts are projected to become more severe over this century.</p> <p class="p2">Food distributors, agricultural businesses, farmers, and retailers need accessible, useable data, tools, and information to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of their operations &ndash; from water availability, to timing of planting and harvest, to storage practices, and more.</p> <p class="p1">Today&rsquo;s convening at the White House will include <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/29/fact-sheet-empowering-america-s-agricultural-sector-and-strengthening-fo">formal commitments by a host of private-sector companies and nongovernmental organizations</a> to support the President&rsquo;s Climate Data Initiative by harnessing climate data in ways that will increase the resilience of America&rsquo;s food system and help reduce the contribution of the nation&rsquo;s agricultural sector to climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/29/unleashing-climate-data-empower-america-s-agricultural-sector" 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/2014/07/29/unleashing-climate-data-empower-america-s-agricultural-sector" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/29/unleashing-climate-data-empower-americ...</a> </div> </div> </div> climate Energy and Environment John P. Holdren Michigan Official Secretary Tom Vilsack John P. Holdren Tom Vilsack United States White House Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:16:16 +0000 feed 313005 at http://newsmotion.org When Climate Change Hits Home – A Partnership for the Future http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/when-climate-change-hits-home-%E2%80%93-partnership-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Climate Change Hits Home – A Partnership for the Future </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, 07/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Last week, we had the privilege of meeting with President Obama, members of his Cabinet, and 24 other state, local, and tribal leaders for the fourth and final meeting of the President&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/resilience/taskforce">Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience</a>. It was an important milestone in a productive and collaborative process.</p> <p class="p1">We discussed the Task Force&rsquo;s draft recommendations, including many steps that we hope federal agencies will take to help states and communities like ours get ready for climate change, and the Administration announced&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/16/fact-sheet-taking-action-support-state-local-and-tribal-leaders-they-pre">bold new actions</a>&nbsp;it is taking to support climate preparedness.</p> <p class="p1">Sitting there together, we recalled how the partnership between Vermont and Fort Collins, Colorado, began in far less auspicious circumstances. In September 2013, floods devastated many Colorado communities along the front range. Vermont, having recently rebuilt hundreds of bridges, roads, and homes after the record-setting Tropical Storm Irene, sent a team led by Vermont&rsquo;s former recovery officer and current transportation Deputy Sue Minter, to provide advice and support to Colorado leaders as they faced the epic challenge of organizing a swift recovery.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The experience of a severe disaster in both our jurisdictions, and our deep concern that the risk of such events is worsening with climate change, has galvanized our determination to strengthen the resilience of our state and city, and to work together with leaders across the country as we &ldquo;bounce forward,&quot; and make our communities safe and prosperous during a time of increased climate-related risks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/22/when-climate-change-hits-home-partnership-future" 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/2014/07/22/when-climate-change-hits-home-partnership-future" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/22/when-climate-change-hits-home-partners...</a> </div> </div> </div> climate Colorado Colorado Energy and Environment Fort Collins Gov. Peter Shumlin Mayor Karen Weitkunat Karen Weitkunat Official Peter Shumlin Sue Minter The President Vermont Vermont White House Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:11 +0000 feed 310001 at http://newsmotion.org Preparing Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/preparing-communities-impacts-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preparing Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change </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, 07/16/2014</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/p071614al-00122.jpg?itok=zDsz4tPa" alt="President Barack Obama drops by a meeting of the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience" title="President Barack Obama drops by a meeting of the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama drops by a meeting of the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) </p> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/rebuild-america">We&#39;ve been talking a lot recently</a> about the need to rebuild and strengthen our nation&#39;s infrastructure. As the President has made clear, a world-class infrastructure system is a vital part of a top-performing economy.</p> <p>But there&#39;s another important reason why we need to rebuild our infrastructure: climate change.</p> <p>Communities across America need more resilient infrastructure that can withstand the impacts of climate change -- like more extreme weather and increased flooding. That&#39;s part of the reason why the President established the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/01/fact-sheet-executive-order-climate-preparedness">State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience</a> last November.</p> <p>The Task Force, made up of 26 governors, mayors, and county and tribal officials from across the country, advises the President on how the federal government can best help American communities dealing with the effects of climate change. Today, the Task Force came to the White House for their fourth and final meeting, and will give the President final recommendations this fall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/16/preparing-communities-impacts-climate-change" 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/2014/07/16/preparing-communities-impacts-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/16/preparing-communities-impacts-climate-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Amanda Lucidon Barack Obama Colorado David Hudson Energy and Environment Official The President White House Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:12:00 +0000 feed 307528 at http://newsmotion.org Competitors Team Up to Power Down in This Year’s Energy Star Battle of the Buildings http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/competitors-team-power-down-year%E2%80%99s-energy-star-battle-buildings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Competitors Team Up to Power Down in This Year’s Energy Star Battle of the Buildings </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, 07/10/2014</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 the <a href="http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect">EPA Connect blog</a>. See the original post <a href="http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/07/competitors-team-up-to-power-down-in-this-years-energy-star-battle-of-the-buildings/">here</a>.</p> <p>What if the key to driving down energy use in commercial buildings came down to one simple idea: Teamwork. We see the power of teamwork all around us. In sports, individuals come together to push each other, help each other, and find out how to work together for the maximum benefit. At work, we achieve more by working together than we could ever achieve alone. So why not take this concept into the realm of commercial building energy use?</p> <p>This year, as part of the fifth-annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings, competitors are harnessing the power of teamwork to reach new heights in energy performance. They&rsquo;ll build on each other&rsquo;s successes, learn from each other&rsquo;s mistakes, and together, find new ways to unlock energy savings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/10/competitors-team-power-down-year-s-energy-star-battle-buildings" 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/2014/07/10/competitors-team-power-down-year-s-energy-star-battle-buildings" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/10/competitors-team-power-down-year-s-ene...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Delaware Energy and Environment Florida Gina McCarthy Official White House Wilmington Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:47:48 +0000 feed 305304 at http://newsmotion.org The President's Been Busy This Year http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/presidents-been-busy-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The President&#039;s Been Busy This Year </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, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;Let&#39;s make this a year of action.&quot;</p> <p>That&#39;s what President Obama said in this year&#39;s State of the Union address &mdash; and he&#39;s been doing his part. Since January, the President has taken more than 40 executive actions to help families across the country succeed.</p> <p>The President has helped to make student loan payments more affordable, support equal pay and workplace flexibility, cut carbon pollution, and raise the minimum wage for all workers on new federal contracts. And those are just a handful of the actions he&#39;s taken.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/year-of-action">Find out how the President is working to ensure opportunity for all Americans.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/year-of-action"><img alt="Learn more about the President&#039;s actions this year." border="0" height="300" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/emailtopper3.jpg" width="520" /></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/2014/07/10/presidents-been-busy-year" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/10/presidents-been-busy-year</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= David Hudson Economy Energy and Environment Equal Pay Higher Education Jobs Middle Class Security Official The President White House Working Families Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:55:24 +0000 feed 305305 at http://newsmotion.org The Big Picture: This Month's Jobs Numbers http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/big-picture-months-jobs-numbers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Big Picture: This Month&#039;s Jobs Numbers </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">Sun, 07/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2> You might be seeing a lot of news about the economy creating more jobs.</h2> <p>That&#39;s because at the beginning of every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on our country&#39;s general employment situation for the previous month -- <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/03/employment-situation-june">and this month&#39;s showed some good news</a>.</p> <h2> What&#39;s it all mean, and why should you care?</h2> <p>There&#39;s still much more to do to keep moving forward, but we&#39;ve put together a few key points about how our economy is doing generally. Take a look -- and if you learn something new, pass it on.</p> <h2> Our country hasn&#39;t seen this kind of job creation since the 1990s &mdash; and we&#39;ve been adding more than 200,000 jobs a month for five months straight.</h2> <p>The 1.4 million jobs added in the first half of this year are the most in any first half since 1999. What&#39;s more, this is the first time since September 1999-January 2000 that we&#39;ve seen total job growth above 200,000 for five straight months.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/junejobs_animated_515.gif" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/03/big-picture-todays-jobs-numbers" 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/2014/07/03/big-picture-todays-jobs-numbers" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/03/big-picture-todays-jobs-numbers</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Economy Energy and Environment Jason Furman Jobs Lindsay Holst manufacturing Official The President White House Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:44:40 +0000 feed 303707 at http://newsmotion.org "You Can Ignore the Facts; You Can’t Deny the Facts" -- President Obama on Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/you-can-ignore-facts-you-can%E2%80%99t-deny-facts-president-obama-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;You Can Ignore the Facts; You Can’t Deny the Facts&quot; -- President Obama on Climate Change </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, 06/26/2014</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 class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hpm-RsNwBc">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p class="p1">Last night, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/25/remarks-president-league-conservation-voters-capital-dinner">President Obama addressed the League of Conservation Voters</a>&nbsp;at their annual Capital Dinner. In his remarks, he commended them on their work to protect the planet, and emphasized that the work is&nbsp;&quot;even more urgent and more important&quot; now than when he last spoke to the League in 2006, due to the rapidly growing threat of climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/26/you-can-ignore-facts-you-can-t-deny-facts-president-obama-climate-change" 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/2014/06/26/you-can-ignore-facts-you-can-t-deny-facts-president-obama-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/26/you-can-ignore-facts-you-can-t-deny-fa...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama climate David Hudson Energy and Environment Georgetown Gregg Popovich Official Pete Souza POP The President Washington Washington D.C. White House Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:20:46 +0000 feed 299544 at http://newsmotion.org Safe and Responsible Oil and Gas Production as Part of President Obama’s All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/safe-and-responsible-oil-and-gas-production-part-president-obama%E2%80%99s-all-above-energy-st <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Safe and Responsible Oil and Gas Production as Part of President Obama’s All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy </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, 06/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>President Obama&rsquo;s all-of-the-above energy strategy is working &ndash; enhancing our energy security, cutting carbon pollution, and spurring economic growth.</p> <p>Since the President took office, U.S. production of electricity from wind has more than tripled, production of electricity from solar is up more than ten-fold, and production of oil and gas has grown each year. Today, the U.S. is the world&rsquo;s leading producer of oil and natural gas.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s drill down on the facts:</p> <ul> <li> According to Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates, U.S. crude oil production averaged more than 7.4 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2013, up from 5.0 million bpd in 2008. And that was just last year: EIA expects production to increase to more than 8.4 million bpd in 2014; U.S. crude oil production averaged nearly 8.2 million bpd in March already.</li> <li> Domestic natural gas production is on pace to set a new record high in 2014. EIA estimates marketed production averaged more than 72 billion cubic feet per day in March, up more than 5 percent from March of last year and up nearly 25 percent from 2008.</li> <li> The number of oil and gas drilling rigs has grown over the last four years. As of April 2014, there were 1,835 operating oil and gas rigs, up over 18 percent from 1,553 when President Obama took office in January 2009.</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/25/safe-and-responsible-oil-and-gas-production-part-president-obama-s-all-above-energy-" 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/2014/06/25/safe-and-responsible-oil-and-gas-production-part-president-obama-s-all-above-energy-" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/25/safe-and-responsible-oil-and-gas-produ...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Dan Utech Energy and Environment Gulf of Mexico Official The President United States White House Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:16:38 +0000 feed 298991 at http://newsmotion.org