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Newsmotion - Energy and Environment http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/32/all en Happy 98th Birthday to the National Park Service http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/happy-98th-birthday-national-park-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Happy 98th Birthday to the National Park Service </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">Mon, 08/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/goatnps.png" /></p> <p>From our spacious skies and fruited plains to our purple mountain majesties, the United States boasts some of the world&#39;s most breathtaking natural lands. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve these lands so people all over the world could experience America&#39;s historic beauty and heritage for years to come.</p> <p>Today, the National Park Service manages 401 national parks and memorials, which supported 238,000 jobs and pumped more than $26 billion into local economies last year. In fact, for every $1 we invest in our national parks, our economy sees $10 in return.</p> <p>Take a glimpse at what the National Park Service has been working to preserve for 98 years, and follow the <a href="https://twitter.com/NatlParkService">National Park Service</a> and the <a href="https://twitter.com/Interior">U.S. Department of Interior</a>&nbsp;on Twitter to see more of what makes America so beautiful. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/25/happy-98th-birthday-national-park-service" 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/2014/08/25/happy-98th-birthday-national-park-service" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/25/happy-98th-birthday-national-park-serv...</a> </div> </div> </div> Energy and Environment Grab Bag Official Tanya Somanader Tanya Somanader United States United States White House Woodrow Wilson Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:29:59 +0000 feed 323115 at http://newsmotion.org Environmental Educators and Students Honored at White House Ceremony http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/environmental-educators-and-students-honored-white-house-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Environmental Educators and Students Honored at White House Ceremony </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, 08/14/2014</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, we welcomed outstanding students and teachers from across the country to the White House for the Presidential Environmental Education Awards National Recognition Ceremony. We were wowed by their smarts, their ingenuity, and their commitment to environmental issues.&nbsp;</p> <p>Climate change and environmental problems are some of the greatest challenges of our time. Climate impacts threaten lives and livelihoods &mdash; from more frequent and intense drought, storms, fires, and floods to higher insurance premiums, property taxes, and food prices. Current and future generations of public servants, scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs will have to work together to solve these problems.</p> <p>Fortunately for all of us, these impressive students and teachers are doing great work, and the President&rsquo;s Environmental Education Awards honor that spirit. Since 1971, the President has joined with EPA to recognize the importance of environmental education in protecting our nation&rsquo;s air, water, land, and ecology. One outstanding student project and up to two outstanding teachers can be selected from each EPA region for national recognition.&nbsp;</p> <p>When Deepika Kurup of New Hampshire came face-to-face with a lack of access to clean drinking water in India, she took action, building water purifiers that use a chemical reaction catalyzed by sunlight to kill common bacteria. Meanwhile, students in California created &ldquo;Donate, Don&rsquo;t Dump,&rdquo; a campaign to get surplus and short-dated food from grocers, growers, and food companies to the hungry rather than sent to landfills. The campaign has grown into a teen-run nonprofit with 20 chapters in 4 states and 4,000 members. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/environmental-educators-and-students-honored-white-house-ceremony" 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/2014/08/14/environmental-educators-and-students-honored-white-house-ceremony" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/14/environmental-educators-and-students-h...</a> </div> </div> </div> Administrator Gina McCarthy Mike Boots California California Charlene Mauro Energy and Environment Florida Gerard Reymore Gina McCarthy Gulf Breeze India India Mike Boots New Hampshire New Hampshire Official Randolph Vermont White House Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:47:18 +0000 feed 319062 at http://newsmotion.org U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Climate Change Makes Sustainable Development Crucial to Africa http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/us-africa-leaders-summit-climate-change-makes-sustainable-development-crucial-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Climate Change Makes Sustainable Development Crucial to 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, 08/05/2014</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, more than 40 heads of state and government from across Africa are joining President Obama in Washington for the first-ever <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit">U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit</a>. Since 2000, the continent has seen enormous progress. Rates of extreme poverty and hunger are down. The number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa dropped by almost 40 percent between 2001 and 2012. Access to education and health care is on the upswing.</p> <p>As a result, Africa today is a continent of opportunity. Six of the 10 fastest-growing economies are on the African continent, driven by a rising middle class and a generation of optimistic young people. By 2035, the continent will have a working-age population bigger than that of China or India.</p> <p>This is the time for the United States and African leaders to look beyond the crises of the moment to the opportunities the next 10 to 15 years have in store &mdash; which is why the theme of this week&rsquo;s Leaders Summit is &ldquo;Investing in the Next Generation.&rdquo;</p> <p>A key part of that agenda hinges on helping African nations develop sustainable economies whose future growth is not constrained by the threat of climate change and environmental degradation. That&rsquo;s why the Leaders Summit highlights the ways that the United States and Africa are partnering to address both the drivers and impacts of climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/05/us-africa-leaders-summit-climate-change-makes-sustainable-development-crucial-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/2014/08/05/us-africa-leaders-summit-climate-change-makes-sustainable-development-crucial-africa" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/05/us-africa-leaders-summit-climate-chang...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= China Energy and Environment India India John Podesta Malabo Official Sub Saharan Africa sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa; Africa U.S. United States United States WASHINGTON Washington White House Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:03:00 +0000 feed 315685 at http://newsmotion.org John Podesta: "The Cost of Inaction" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/john-podesta-cost-inaction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Podesta: &quot;The Cost of Inaction&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, 08/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, John Podesta, Counselor to the President, sent the following message to the White House email list. Want to be on the list?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/email-updates">Sign up for updates.</a></p> <p>The facts are in. The science is definitive. The question is no longer whether climate change is happening, but whether we can afford not to act.</p> <p>In the western United States, changes in our climate are fueling wildfire seasons that are longer and more intense -- putting people, communities, and businesses at risk.</p> <p>As we&#39;re seeing right now, wildfires unquestionably have devastating impacts on the lives of many Americans. This weekend, California declared a state of emergency as two major wildfires scorched acres of land, threatening towns and forcing many to evacuate. These are just two of the 14 fires that are currently burning throughout the state.</p> <p>Make no mistake: The cost of inaction on wildfires and climate change is too high a price for Americans to pay, particularly when we have a chance to address this right now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/it-only-takes-three-minutes-see-why-we-must-act-climate-change">Watch as President Obama&#39;s Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren breaks down exactly why this is a problem that we must meet head-on -- and pass it along to someone who needs to see it.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/it-only-takes-three-minutes-see-why-we-must-act-climate-change"><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/podestawildfiregif2.gif" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/05/john-podesta-cost-inaction" 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/2014/08/05/john-podesta-cost-inaction" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/05/john-podesta-cost-inaction</a> </div> </div> </div> California California Energy and Environment John Holdren John Podesta Official Tanya Somanader Tanya Somanader United States United States western United States White House Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:55:01 +0000 feed 315686 at http://newsmotion.org 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