National Energy Action Month, 2014, 60053-60054 [2014-23869]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents 60053 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9182 of September 30, 2014 National Energy Action Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Safeguarding America’s energy future is an economic, environmental, and national security imperative. The energy choices we make today will have a substantial impact on the world we leave to our children and grandchildren. By pursuing an aggressive All-of-the-Above energy strategy, we can support economic growth and job creation, enhance energy security, and lay the foundation for a low-carbon energy future. During National Energy Action Month, we embrace our profound obligation to leave generations to come a cleaner, safer, more stable world, and we resolve to stand up, speak out, and fight for the urgent action this pivotal moment in history demands. Our country’s energy sector is undergoing a significant transformation, and today we are closer to energy independence than we have been in decades. The United States generates more renewable energy—from sources like wind and solar power—than ever before, we are the number one natural gas producer in the world, and we are building the first nuclear power plants in over three decades. These gains have brought jobs back to America and created more than 55,000 new jobs. And since I took office, domestic energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide have declined. As our Nation produces more traditional energy and sets the groundwork for the energy sources of the future, our achievements demonstrate that there is no contradiction between a sound environment and a thriving economy. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D5 A low-carbon, clean energy strategy can be an engine of growth for decades to come, but transitioning our economy takes time, and there is more work to do. That is why my Administration has made the largest investment in clean energy in American history, and why I have taken action to ensure our Nation is a leader in the energy sources of tomorrow. We have partnered with businesses that know investing in renewable energy is not only good for the environment, but also for their bottom line, and we are supporting training programs that will help 50,000 workers learn the skills clean energy companies are looking for. The Government is leading the way by deploying renewable energy on public lands and across federally subsidized housing and military installations. And I continue to support incentives for private investment in these energy sources, including Federal financing, which— during my Administration—has brought over $30 billion of capital to the clean energy sector. As we are advancing low-carbon technologies and developing cleaner fuels, we are also working to promote energy efficiency. Cutting our energy waste is one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to create jobs, save families money, and reduce our carbon pollution. The buildings we live and work in are responsible for about one-third of our greenhouse gases, and my Better Buildings Challenge is on track to improve the energy efficiency of thousands of multi-family homes, commercial buildings, and industrial plants by 20 percent by the year 2020. We have set new fuel standards for our cars and trucks so they will go twice as far on a gallon of gas by the middle of the next decade and invested billions of dollars in energy upgrades to Federal buildings. We have concrete strategies that are proven VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD5.SGM 03OCD5 60054 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents to create jobs and reduce emissions, and we must all pledge to do our part. 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Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / 
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                Proclamation 9182 of September 30, 2014

                
National Energy Action Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Safeguarding America's energy future is an economic, 
                environmental, and national security imperative. The 
                energy choices we make today will have a substantial 
                impact on the world we leave to our children and 
                grandchildren. By pursuing an aggressive All-of-the-
                Above energy strategy, we can support economic growth 
                and job creation, enhance energy security, and lay the 
                foundation for a low-carbon energy future. During 
                National Energy Action Month, we embrace our profound 
                obligation to leave generations to come a cleaner, 
                safer, more stable world, and we resolve to stand up, 
                speak out, and fight for the urgent action this pivotal 
                moment in history demands.

                Our country's energy sector is undergoing a significant 
                transformation, and today we are closer to energy 
                independence than we have been in decades. The United 
                States generates more renewable energy--from sources 
                like wind and solar power--than ever before, we are the 
                number one natural gas producer in the world, and we 
                are building the first nuclear power plants in over 
                three decades. These gains have brought jobs back to 
                America and created more than 55,000 new jobs. And 
                since I took office, domestic energy-related emissions 
                of carbon dioxide have declined. As our Nation produces 
                more traditional energy and sets the groundwork for the 
                energy sources of the future, our achievements 
                demonstrate that there is no contradiction between a 
                sound environment and a thriving economy.

                A low-carbon, clean energy strategy can be an engine of 
                growth for decades to come, but transitioning our 
                economy takes time, and there is more work to do. That 
                is why my Administration has made the largest 
                investment in clean energy in American history, and why 
                I have taken action to ensure our Nation is a leader in 
                the energy sources of tomorrow. We have partnered with 
                businesses that know investing in renewable energy is 
                not only good for the environment, but also for their 
                bottom line, and we are supporting training programs 
                that will help 50,000 workers learn the skills clean 
                energy companies are looking for. The Government is 
                leading the way by deploying renewable energy on public 
                lands and across federally subsidized housing and 
                military installations. And I continue to support 
                incentives for private investment in these energy 
                sources, including Federal financing, which--during my 
                Administration--has brought over $30 billion of capital 
                to the clean energy sector.

                As we are advancing low-carbon technologies and 
                developing cleaner fuels, we are also working to 
                promote energy efficiency. Cutting our energy waste is 
                one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to 
                create jobs, save families money, and reduce our carbon 
                pollution. The buildings we live and work in are 
                responsible for about one-third of our greenhouse 
                gases, and my Better Buildings Challenge is on track to 
                improve the energy efficiency of thousands of multi-
                family homes, commercial buildings, and industrial 
                plants by 20 percent by the year 2020. We have set new 
                fuel standards for our cars and trucks so they will go 
                twice as far on a gallon of gas by the middle of the 
                next decade and invested billions of dollars in energy 
                upgrades to Federal buildings. We have concrete 
                strategies that are proven

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                to create jobs and reduce emissions, and we must all 
                pledge to do our part.

                The threat of climate change requires us to act now. We 
                have a chance to improve public health, protect our 
                environment, and better our world, and the American 
                people have the skills and innovative spirit needed to 
                seize this opportunity. This month, we look forward and 
                boldly declare our intent to rise to the challenge of a 
                changing world. As caretakers of our planet, let us 
                resolve to build a cleaner, more prosperous, and more 
                secure world for all of humanity.

                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 2014 as 
                National Energy Action Month. I call upon the citizens 
                of the United States to recognize this month by working 
                together to achieve greater energy security, a more 
                robust economy, and a healthier environment for our 
                children.

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

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