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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will take office in January. What does this mean for America's focus on sustainability and renewable energy? More importantly, will the administration of Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden make America's role in fixing the global climate crisis a priority?
Obama's energy plan, for one, has been public for more than a year. Is it enough to ease the minds of many and bring about the change that America -- and the world -- needs?
The Obama-Biden comprehensive New Energy for America plan aims to:
- Provide short-term relief to American families facing pain at the pump
- Help create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future.
- Within 10 years save more oil than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined.
- Put 1 million Plug-In Hybrid cars -- cars that can get up to 150 miles per gallon -- on the road by 2015, cars that we will work to make sure are built here in America.
- Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
- Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
To learn more about the energy plan visit BarackObama.com.
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