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The key to realizing a future in which our young people are not held back by choices of the past lies in the promise of a clean, sustainable America. During National Energy Action Month, we rededicate ourselves to bolstering energy efficiency, investing in innovative clean power, and working together to preserve our planet for generations to come. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS My Administration remains committed to securing a stable, energy-independent future for our Nation—and while there is much work to be done, we have made significant advances in recent years. The United States is now the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas, and we have set strict fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, which are helping to wean us off our decades-old addiction to foreign oil. We are transitioning away from energy sources that contribute to climate change and threaten our health and safety—instead moving toward clean energy sources and ambitiously investing in alternatives like wind and solar. Taking our place as a major player in clean energy, we are harnessing over 3 times as much electricity from wind and 20 times as much from the sun as we did in 2008. We also remain dedicated to ensuring the safe and secure use of nuclear power, which generates over 60 percent of our carbon-free electricity. And we will continue working to improve our energy efficiency, double our energy productivity, and explore any and all ways of saving consumers money while reducing our total energy consumption. These efforts are vital to preserving our way of life and will help protect our environment and boost our Nation’s economy. As the world’s second-largest emitter, America must recognize the role we play in contributing to our planet’s changing climate and do all we can to make our air cleaner and safer for our children to breathe. Through our historic announcement with China last November, the United States agreed to double the pace at which we cut our emissions, while China committed for the first time to limiting theirs. In addition, this past summer, as part of our Clean Power Plan, I announced the first set of nationwide standards aimed at reducing the carbon emitted from our country’s existing power plants. This plan will aid in our fight against climate change while strengthening our economy and helping fulfill our moral obligation to leave our kids and grandkids with a stable planet. And we are leading by example in Washington: I signed an Executive Order earlier this year that aims to cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and increase its share of electricity consumption from renewable sources to 30 percent over the next 10 years. Last year, the global economy grew while global emissions remained flat for the first time ever, and we have seen that our goals of addressing energy challenges and driving economic progress are mutually compatible. In that spirit, I will keep fighting to build a more sustainable society for all people by investing in clean sources of energy—including wind, which VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02OCD0.SGM 02OCD0 60026 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Presidential Documents could provide as much as 35 percent of our electricity and supply renewable power in all 50 States by 2050—as well as solar, which has added jobs 10 times faster than any other sector of our economy. Additionally, I recently committed to getting 20 percent of our country’s energy from renewables— beyond hydroelectric power—by 2030. My Administration will continue supporting technology, including new and advanced nuclear technology, that moves us closer to a brighter energy future, advances energy efficiency, and develops cleaner fuels. Though we may never see the full realization of our ambition in our time, we can still have the satisfaction of knowing we did everything within our power to leave this world better than it was. During National Energy Action Month, let us recommit to forging the future that is within our capacity to reach by supporting clean, renewable, and independent means of energy production and by taking control of our own energy consumption. Everything we have is at stake—and we must fight for it. 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 2015 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. 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Vol. 80

Friday,

No. 191

October 2, 2015

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The President





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Proclamation 9332--National Energy Action Month, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9332 of September 29, 2015

                
National Energy Action Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As Americans, we have a profound obligation to our 
                children and our grandchildren--to help them live 
                better lives than we did, and to ensure the choices we 
                make do not limit the range of their dreams. The key to 
                realizing a future in which our young people are not 
                held back by choices of the past lies in the promise of 
                a clean, sustainable America. During National Energy 
                Action Month, we rededicate ourselves to bolstering 
                energy efficiency, investing in innovative clean power, 
                and working together to preserve our planet for 
                generations to come.

                My Administration remains committed to securing a 
                stable, energy-independent future for our Nation--and 
                while there is much work to be done, we have made 
                significant advances in recent years. The United States 
                is now the world's top producer of oil and natural gas, 
                and we have set strict fuel efficiency standards for 
                cars and light trucks, which are helping to wean us off 
                our decades-old addiction to foreign oil. We are 
                transitioning away from energy sources that contribute 
                to climate change and threaten our health and safety--
                instead moving toward clean energy sources and 
                ambitiously investing in alternatives like wind and 
                solar. Taking our place as a major player in clean 
                energy, we are harnessing over 3 times as much 
                electricity from wind and 20 times as much from the sun 
                as we did in 2008. We also remain dedicated to ensuring 
                the safe and secure use of nuclear power, which 
                generates over 60 percent of our carbon-free 
                electricity. And we will continue working to improve 
                our energy efficiency, double our energy productivity, 
                and explore any and all ways of saving consumers money 
                while reducing our total energy consumption. These 
                efforts are vital to preserving our way of life and 
                will help protect our environment and boost our 
                Nation's economy.

                As the world's second-largest emitter, America must 
                recognize the role we play in contributing to our 
                planet's changing climate and do all we can to make our 
                air cleaner and safer for our children to breathe. 
                Through our historic announcement with China last 
                November, the United States agreed to double the pace 
                at which we cut our emissions, while China committed 
                for the first time to limiting theirs. In addition, 
                this past summer, as part of our Clean Power Plan, I 
                announced the first set of nationwide standards aimed 
                at reducing the carbon emitted from our country's 
                existing power plants. This plan will aid in our fight 
                against climate change while strengthening our economy 
                and helping fulfill our moral obligation to leave our 
                kids and grandkids with a stable planet. And we are 
                leading by example in Washington: I signed an Executive 
                Order earlier this year that aims to cut the Federal 
                Government's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and 
                increase its share of electricity consumption from 
                renewable sources to 30 percent over the next 10 years.

                Last year, the global economy grew while global 
                emissions remained flat for the first time ever, and we 
                have seen that our goals of addressing energy 
                challenges and driving economic progress are mutually 
                compatible. In that spirit, I will keep fighting to 
                build a more sustainable society for all people by 
                investing in clean sources of energy--including wind, 
                which

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                could provide as much as 35 percent of our electricity 
                and supply renewable power in all 50 States by 2050--as 
                well as solar, which has added jobs 10 times faster 
                than any other sector of our economy. Additionally, I 
                recently committed to getting 20 percent of our 
                country's energy from renewables--beyond hydroelectric 
                power--by 2030. My Administration will continue 
                supporting technology, including new and advanced 
                nuclear technology, that moves us closer to a brighter 
                energy future, advances energy efficiency, and develops 
                cleaner fuels.

                Though we may never see the full realization of our 
                ambition in our time, we can still have the 
                satisfaction of knowing we did everything within our 
                power to leave this world better than it was. During 
                National Energy Action Month, let us recommit to 
                forging the future that is within our capacity to reach 
                by supporting clean, renewable, and independent means 
                of energy production and by taking control of our own 
                energy consumption. Everything we have is at stake--and 
                we must fight for it.

                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 2015 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 
                twenty-ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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