President Obama gets more serious on efficiency

CleanTechies often republishes blog posts from the Official White House blog. This enabled me to learn about a significant series of measures designed to help America cut its oil dependence and energy consumption.

Indeed, new standards will enable future cars to cut their oil consumption (not by much though…). US households will also be able to benefit from up to $3,000 rebates for weatherization projects via the Homestar Program.

Of course, given the huge per capita energy consumption, more could have been done, but these are nonetheless several steps in the right direction. Let’s hope President Obama will keep going this way.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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