President Obama's Plan to Win the Future by Producing More Electricity through Clean Energy [January 25, 2011] [open pdf - 21KB]
This White House fact sheet discusses President Obama's 2011 State of the Union speech and the president's goal for clean energy. "A global race is underway to develop and manufacture clean energy technologies, and we are competing with other countries that are playing to win. America has the most dynamic economy in the world, but we can't expect to win the future by standing still. That's why, in his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed an ambitious but achievable goal of generating 80 percent of the Nation's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035. Meeting that target will position the United States as a global leader in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge clean energy technologies. It will ensure continued growth in the renewable energy sector, building on the progress made in recent years. And it will spur innovation and investment in our nation's energy infrastructure, catalyzing economic growth and creating American jobs."