National Energy Awareness Month, 2009, 51735-51736 [E9-24410]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 194 / Thursday, October 8, 2009 / Presidential Documents 51735 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8431 of October 2, 2009 National Energy Awareness Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation A more prosperous future for our Nation’s economy means making investments in energy efficiency and clean energy today. Well-funded energy research and development will not only help protect our environment and support our communities, but it will also address concerns of global competitiveness and national security. Innovation in energy technology will decrease our oil use, strengthen our economy, and reduce the dangerous pollution that causes climate change. As American scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs bring new and improved energy technologies to homes and businesses in this country and around the world, they will be showing American leadership and vision while also making clean energy the profitable kind of energy. During National Energy Awareness Month, we recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations, and companies that are committed to advancing energy innovation and efficiency, and we promote the importance of a clean energy economy to our Nation. The Federal Government is the largest consumer of energy in the United States, and my Administration is committed to leading by example in the use of clean energy and increased energy efficiency. Not only will we lead through our performance, we will also leverage our ability to be the kind of customer that can help turn an idea into a great American enterprise. Through State and local grants, increased funding for weatherization programs, job training programs, and policies to support clean energy businesses, we are ushering in a new era of green energy that will benefit our economic recovery, our security, and our long-term prosperity. rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS 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. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2009 as National Energy Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to mark this month by making clean energy choices that can both rebuild our economy and make it more sustainable. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:53 Oct 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD1.SGM 08OCD1 51736 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 194 / Thursday, October 8, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–24410 Filed 10–7–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:53 Oct 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD1.SGM 08OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 194 (Thursday, October 8, 2009)]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 194 / Thursday, October 8, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8431 of October 2, 2009

                
National Energy Awareness Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                A more prosperous future for our Nation's economy means 
                making investments in energy efficiency and clean 
                energy today. Well-funded energy research and 
                development will not only help protect our environment 
                and support our communities, but it will also address 
                concerns of global competitiveness and national 
                security. Innovation in energy technology will decrease 
                our oil use, strengthen our economy, and reduce the 
                dangerous pollution that causes climate change.

                As American scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs 
                bring new and improved energy technologies to homes and 
                businesses in this country and around the world, they 
                will be showing American leadership and vision while 
                also making clean energy the profitable kind of energy. 
                During National Energy Awareness Month, we recognize 
                the contributions of individuals, organizations, and 
                companies that are committed to advancing energy 
                innovation and efficiency, and we promote the 
                importance of a clean energy economy to our Nation.

                The Federal Government is the largest consumer of 
                energy in the United States, and my Administration is 
                committed to leading by example in the use of clean 
                energy and increased energy efficiency. Not only will 
                we lead through our performance, we will also leverage 
                our ability to be the kind of customer that can help 
                turn an idea into a great American enterprise. Through 
                State and local grants, increased funding for 
                weatherization programs, job training programs, and 
                policies to support clean energy businesses, we are 
                ushering in a new era of green energy that will benefit 
                our economic recovery, our security, and our long-term 
                prosperity.

                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.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 2009 as 
                National Energy Awareness Month. I call upon the people 
                of the United States to mark this month by making clean 
                energy choices that can both rebuild our economy and 
                make it more sustainable.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-24410
Filed 10-7-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P