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Obama Announces New Clean Energy Plan For Buildings

By: Mary Smith
Staff Writer
Feb 3, 2021

Obama announces new clean energy plan for buildings. President Barack Obama will announce a new clean energy plan for buildings in Pennsylvania. The President’s focus remains on the economy in a state that may be essential to re-election prospects in 2012.

Obama outlined a plan in his State of the Union address last month to boost development of clean energy technologies and double the U.S. share of electricity from clean energy sources — such as wind, solar, nuclear and “clean” coal — by 2035.

As part of that program, Obama will announce a plan to improve energy efficiency in U.S. commercial buildings by offering businesses incentives to help pay for clean energy upgrades of offices, stores and other buildings.

The President’s push for the United States to build a green economy is part of a global race to dominate what is seen as a potentially huge industry in solar, wind and other alternative energies that offer wealth and energy independence.

With U.S. unemployment at 9.4 percent despite signs of economic recovery, Obama’s push for green energy jobs is an important part of his high-stakes effort to tackle joblessness — the problem most on the minds of voters, even as issues like the turmoil in Egypt dominate the headlines.

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