Obama tells government to boost renewable power 20%

Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the U.S. federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal power that provide thousands of jobs.

His order says the government should use renewable sources for 10 percent of its electricity in 2015 and gradually increase that amount to 20 percent by 2020.

Source: Washingtonpost.com

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