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2013: Government Sets Ambitious Goals for Clean Energy Production, Reduced Pollution

The federal government sets an ambitious number of goals for cleaner energy production and reduced pollution in the nation. Power plants will have stricter emission standards; the approval for the Keystone XL oil transportation system will be re-evaluated; new clean energy investments on federally owned land will be considered; and state and international leaders will be brought into discussions about meeting challenges caused by climate change and global warming. Some of the goals include:
bullet a 30 percent increase in federal funding for clean energy projects, including advanced biofuels, by 2014;
bullet doubling wind and solar power generation by 2020;
bullet six million homes to be powered by solar energy by 2020;
bullet three gigawatts of solar and renewable energy to be generated on military bases by 2025. (Adam Johnston 7/2013)


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