20 Feb '12, 11am

National Defense and President Obama’s 2013 Clean Energy Budget

National Defense and President Obama’s 2013 Clean Energy Budget

As far as clean energy and green jobs go, President Obama’s 2013 budget includes a Christmas-in-July package of initiatives that are designed to help pull the U.S. out of recession while transitioning the economy to cleaner, safer, more reliable and less price-spikey forms of energy. Those last two items – price and reliability of supply – are especially important to the Department of Defense , which will see its rate of growth slow dramatically under the new budget. In that light, the President’s clean energy package goes beyond a boost for domestic economic health. It will also play an important role in U.S. defense operations overseas, especially as actions in the Middle East draw down and attention pivots to the Asia-Pacific region . The 2013 budget and new green jobs Daniel Weiss over at Think Progress provides a good rundown of the impacts of the clean energy package...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/national-defense-pres...

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