21st Century Energy in America

America’s energy future can be clean, safe, affordable and reliable.

October 16, 2012

America’s energy future can be clean, safe, affordable and reliable. We can meet our growing energy demand and reduce the pollution that is altering our climate and harms our health and environment by changing how America will produce and use energy in the coming decades.

Making this transformation to cleaner sources of energy will ensure that we maintain our global leadership in clean energy innovation; create much-needed jobs in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, research and other industries; develop a clean, safe and secure energy supply right here in the U.S.; and protect the health of our communities and environment.

We have made substantial gains in building a robust clean energy economy across the country in the past few years, but more work must be done to ensure we lead the global clean energy race. From the dedicated and rapid ramp-up of renewable energy use to the rebuilding and retrofitting our nation’s infrastructure to capture maximum efficiency gains, we need a concerted effort to continue to improve America’s energy system for all types of energy throughout the extraction, production, and use process.

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