21 Jan '15, 4pm

Obama's State of the Union Speech Highlights US Renewable Achievements, Climate Change Goals

That exercise took place last night during Obama's annual address. He was generous with the discussion on the warming planet and its impact, and he used renewable energy as an engine for job growth . That willingness to devote time in his address to these topics reflect partly the fact that he's nearing the end of his second term, when he would certainly want to work on leaving a nice legacy rather than wooing skeptics to get re-elected. That drive has become evident over the year, when he directed the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten pollution regulations , from carbon emissions to smog, moves that were meant to prompt states to support renewable energy generation and create cap-and-trade programs that force heavy polluters to pay for their carbon emissions. Obama used his State of the Union to tout the boom of clean energy when he said that "Every three weeks, ...

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