President Obama Announces Robust Plan to Accelerate Clean Energy

EDF statement from Jim Marston, Vice President, Clean Energy

August 24, 2015
Mica Odom, 512-691-3451,

(WASHINGTON – August 24, 2015) President Obama announced today a comprehensive set of actions to speed up America’s transition to a clean energy economy. These executive actions and private sector commitments range from clean energy financing tools and a challenge to put more solar energy on military bases, to the creation of an interagency clean energy task force and funding for states to develop renewable energy technologies.

“The President should be applauded for moving our country toward a safer, healthier energy future. These bold, new actions and commitments will boost energy innovation and job creation, while making it easier for people to choose clean energy, waste less, and save more – especially those who need it most.”

  • Jim Marston, Vice President, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund


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