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A Menu of Effective and Feasible Federal Solutions for the Administrationaper Exec

A Menu of Effective and Feasible Federal Solutions for the Administrationaper Exec

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The Obama administration can take steps today
that will help get us on the path toward achieving
three critical goals.
The Obama administration can take steps today
that will help get us on the path toward achieving
three critical goals.

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Published by: Center for American Progress on Apr 12, 2012
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1Center for American Progress |  Taking Action on Clean Energy and Climate Protection in 2012
 Taking Action on Clean Energyand Climate Protection in 2012
A Menu of Effective and Feasible Federal Solutions for the Administration
April 11, 2012
Te Obama adminisraion can ake seps oday ha will help ge us on he pah oward achievinghree criical goals:
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Produce more clean energy and grow he economy.
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Reduce polluion while saving energy and dollars.
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Build more resilien and balanced economies andcommuniies.Te ederal acions oulined below would achievehese goals, which are criical or acceleraing henew clean energy economic ransormaion hahas already begun and or moving orceully ino anew economic era dened by sronger indusries, beter inrasrucure, and a seadily growing middleclass. We deail hese recommendaions in ourpaper “aking Acion on Clean Energy and ClimaeProecion in 2012.” Here are he ederal highlighs.
To generate a significant percentage of our energy from low-carbon sources, the Obama administrationcan:
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Encourage combined hea and power projecsand wase-hea recovery projecs o conrolindusrial polluion under new Clean Air Acsandards –
page 11
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Form an acion eam a he Deparmens o Deense and Energy o increase he use o power-purchase agreemens o achieve renewableelecriciy goals –
 page 11
To reduce the cost of clean energy deployment by attracting private investment, the Obamaadministration can:
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Commi o a new 2013 hrough 2015 ramp-upperiod or nancing inernaional climae changereducion programs –
 page 18
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Fulll a $1 billion pledge or ropical-oresry unding –
 page 19
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Issue ax guidance o enable he use o QualiedEnergy Conservaion Bonds or clean energy projecs –
 page 20
 
To strengthen our economy by helping our industriesand workers capture the economic opportunity of clean energy, the Obama administration can:
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Ensure he ederal governmen is greening is sup-ply chain using Execuive Order 13514 –
 page 23
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Develop a parnership beween he U.S. Expor-Impor Bank and he Manuacuring ExensionParnership o suppor U.S. clean energy expors
 page 24
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Expand he E3 Iniiaive o make manuacurersgreener and more compeiive –
 page 24
To realize significant energy savings in all sectors of our economy, the Obama administration can:
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Iniiae a Rehab-o-Ren program ha conversgovernmen-owned vacan, oreclosed homes oaordable, energy ecien renals –
 page 32

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