1. Obama Administration Announces New Energy Efficiency Efforts

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    06/29/09 President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announce several actions that will promote energy efficiency and save Americans billions of dollars per year. The announcement includes major changes to energy conservation standards for lighting, as well as $346 million from the Recovery Act that will accelerate the development and use of energy efficient technologies in commercial and residential buildings. These improvements will create jobs and help decrease carbon pollution. Transcript: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-Energy/

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    • Department of Energy Swearing-in Ceremony

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      On June 30, 2009, secretary chu administered the oath of office to his leadership team. A full transcript can be found here: energy.gov/media/063009doe-ceremony.doc

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      • President Obama promotes the Recovery Act with Secretary Chu

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        02/05/2009 "Washington may not be ready to get serious about energy independence, but I am. And so are you. And so are the American people," President Obama said. "Inaction is not an option that is acceptable to me and it’s certainly not acceptable to the American people – not on energy, not on the economy, and not at this critical moment." Full text of President Obama's remarks: http://www.energy.gov/news2009/documents2009/President_Obama_DOE.pdf Full text of Secretary Chu's remarks: http://www.energy.gov/news2009/documents2009/Secretary_Chu_Introduces_President_Obama.pdf

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        • Secretary Chu Kicks Off the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign

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          • Is Upgrading an Old SUV More Cost Effective Than Buying a Prius?

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            In this week's WEBISODE, we take a look at a video submitted to us by Sewanee’s Eco-Auto Club. The students set out to take a 1998 Ford Explorer with 231,000 miles and transform it into a more energy efficient "Eco Explorer" vehicle. They found that by making small upgrades like designing the car to be more aerodynamic and giving it new tires, they were able to take a car that many people would have gotten rid and give it a newer, greener life. We blogged about whether or not this was a better investment than buying a used Toyota Prius or a Honda Civic on PlanetForward.org. To learn more, check out the Sewanee Eco-Auto Club's blog. Looking for something smaller? A student team from the University of Tennessee built BugE, an electric vehicle that is perfect for driving a short distance to work and can recharge for only $.25. MORE on students building efficient automobiles: Planet Forward went to the EcoCar Challenge in Washington, D.C. Student teams from across the country built low emission, high performance vehicles, then drove them to DC to show them off for Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and GM Executives. From our NEWS DESK: Ford entices EV customers to adapt solar and "Drive Green for Life" LEARN: Listen to Shai Agassi's TED talk on his plan to build drive-up electric vehicle battery replacement stations that work like gas stations, Hertz's electric vehicle sharing plan, or Pike Research's prediction that there will be 5.2 million EVs on the road by 2017.

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            • Secretary Chu Delivers Opening Remarks at the Clean Energy Ministerial

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              U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu makes opening remarks at the first-ever Clean Energy Ministerial on July 19, 2010. The meeting brought together leaders of 24 governments to collaborate on policies and programs that will accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy technologies.

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              • An Exclusive Interview with Secretary Chu

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                • Raise the Roof!

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                  In this week's webisode, we bring you an idea from the National Science Foundation about the benefits of green roofs. Also hear from a Planet Forward member who shows us her small business of painting roofs white for an environmental benefit.

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                  • Vice President Biden Remembers Sen. Ted Kennedy

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                    Vice President Biden spoke at the Department of Energy this morning and paid tribute to his dear friend, Senator Ted Kennedy. A full transcript of the Vice President's remarks can be found here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-Vice-President-on-the-Passing-of-Senator-Edward-M-Kennedy/

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