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Barack Obama's Energy Plan

BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN: NEW ENERGY FOR AMERICAPresident Obama has announced his New Energy plan for America that promises

to create millions of new jobs within the renewable energy sector across

the country. This comprehensive New Energy for America plan will:Provide short-term relief to American families facing pain at the pumpHelp

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.ENERGY PLAN OVERVIEWProvide Short-term Relief to American FamiliesEnact a Windfall Profits Tax to Provide a $1,000 Emergency Energy Rebate to

American Families.Crack Down on Excessive Energy Speculation.Swap Oil from

the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Cut Prices.Eliminate Our Current Imports from the Middle East and Venezuela within 10

YearsIncrease Fuel Economy Standards.Get 1 Million Plug-In Hybrid Cars on the

Road by 2015.Create a New $7,000 Tax Credit for Purchasing Advanced

Vehicles.Establish a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard.A “Use it or Lose

It” Approach to Existing Oil and Gas Leases.Promote the Responsible

Domestic Production of Oil and Natural Gas.Create Millions of New Green JobsEnsure 10 percent of Our Electricity Comes from Renewable Sources by 2012,

and 25 percent by 2025.Deploy the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Energy Source

– Energy Efficiency.Weatherize One Million Homes Annually.Develop and

Deploy Clean Coal Technology.Prioritize the Construction of the Alaska

Natural Gas PipelineReduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas

emissions 80 percent by 2050.Make the U.S. a Leader on Climate ChangeFor more information please see the published fact sheet hereTo view the latest renewable energy jobs and green collar jobs please click