EDF strongly endorses President Obama’s clean energy move

December 5, 2013
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Mica Odom, (512) 691-3451, modom@edf.org

(Washington, DC – December 5, 2013) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) strongly supports President Obama’s bold step to drive the U.S. toward a clean energy economy by directing the federal government to more than double its use of renewable power by 2020. This is the latest step taken by the President as part of a Climate Action Plan he announced earlier this year, which is critical to reducing harmful carbon pollution while driving innovation, cutting energy waste and energy bills, creating jobs and protecting public health.

“EDF applauds the Obama Administration for taking an important step toward doubling down on a clean energy industry that's never been more promising,” said EDF President Fred Krupp. “Renewable energy has become cost-competitive over the years and the quality of innovative clean technologies has dramatically improved.  These are clean, efficient, homegrown resources that we can count on now.  The President understands that getting our energy future on the right path is an essential foundation that our country needs in order to be competitive, provide jobs and protect our health and environment.”  

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