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  • Obama proposes $2 billion plan for clean energy technology research

    Obama proposes $2 billion plan for clean energy technology research

    by Philip Rucker The Washington Post March 15, 2012 LEMONT, Ill. ‚Äî President Obama on Friday proposed taking $2billion in royalties the government receives from offshore oil and gas leasing to fund research into clean energy technologies designed to lessen the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels to power cars and trucks. Obama called for establishing an Energy Security Trust, which would divert $2billion in federal revenue from oil and gas leasing toward clean energy research. The money would be invested [...]

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  • Obama at Argonne lab: Why batteries matter

    Obama at Argonne lab: Why batteries matter

    by David J. Unger Christian Science Monitor March 15, 2013 President Obama’s visit to the center of a national energy-storage-research effort Friday highlights an overlooked tool in the administration’s push for renewable energy: batteries… Many in the energy community believe we need a better battery. That’s the focus of the work under way at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago ‚Äì and the reason for Mr. Obama’s visit. The president is [...]

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  • Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels

    Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels

    by John M. Broder The New York Times March 15, 2013 WASHINGTON ‚Äî With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday will propose diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles, White House officials said. Mr. Obama will visit the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago to tour its state-of-the-art research facilities and to promote his idea, first proposed in last month’s [...]

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  • Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

    Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

    by John Voelcker Green Car Reports March 15, 2013 …According to reports in The New York Times, Scientific American, and other sources, President Obama will announce the plan during a speech today at Argonne National Laboratory, outside Chicago. While he first floated the idea during his State of the Union address in January, the proposal will flesh out the details of the subjects to be funded. Those include additional research on advanced battery chemistries and materials technologies, a broad array [...]

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  • Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    by Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council March 15, 2013 New cars and trucks are poised to set new records in fuel efficiency according to the latest Fuel Economy Trends report from the EPA. When all the data is crunched, EPA expects the model year 2012 average to reach 23.8 mpg, a record-high level since the agency started data tracking 1975. Importantly, carbon pollution has also been reduced from new autos, dropping 13 percent from 2007 to 2012. More good [...]

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  • Obama wants $2 billion in vehicle technology research funding

    Obama wants $2 billion in vehicle technology research funding

    by David Shepardson The Detroit News March 15, 2013 Washington ‚Äî President Barack Obama will call on Congress today to approve $2 billion in funding for advanced vehicle technologies by tapping funds generated from oil and gas exploration on federal waters, the latest in a series of proposals to boost the nascent market for alternatively powered cars and trucks… He will call on Congress to set aside $2 billion over the next decade for research, including electric vehicles, batteries, compressed [...]

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