National Energy Awareness Month, 2009: A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America [open pdf - 350KB]
Alternate Title: A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America: National Energy Awareness Month, 2009
In this October 2, 2009 proclamation, President Obama announced the Month of October 2009 as National Energy Awareness Month. From the proclamation: "We face a turning point in our Nation's energy policy. We can either remain the world's leading importer of oil, or we can become the world's leading exporter of clean energy technology. We can allow climate change to wreak unnatural havoc, or we can create jobs deploying low-carbon technologies to prevent its worst effects. Throughout our history, Americans have successfully confronted challenges that have tested our determination and our capacity to change. If we are to advance energy and climate security, we must focus on energy efficiency, promote sustainable industries, accelerate job training and job creation in these areas, and set effective and achievable standards for the generation and use of clean energy. As a Nation, we will lead by innovating, adapting to the global marketplace, and investing in the kind of sustainable future we want for the generations to come."
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