05 May '11, 11pm

From @cleantechnica: Exec Order makes fed agencies lease fuel-efficient cars; saves $9 mil & 2.4 mil gals of gas/yr

From @cleantechnica: Exec Order makes fed agencies lease fuel-efficient cars; saves $9 mil & 2.4 mil gals of gas/yr

The power of presidents is overstated. Only congress actually has the power to pass legislation to make America safer from climate change or oil company gouging. And about half are paid to not pass it. So, when congress after congress is unable to pass climate legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, the blame can not be laid at any president’s feet. As just one result of the congressional failure, American fuel mileage has long lagged even below China’s – even a decade ago, back when we were a developed nation and China wasn’t. But, although Obama cannot pass the climate legislation he might want, an Executive Order governing federal agencies is within his jurisdiction, and in 2009, he lost no time in passing Executive Order mandating a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases emitted by the government, the nation’s single largest energy user . The effects are starting to show up...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/05/obama-outwits-opponen...

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