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Obama Ordering Up More Green Power

President Obama will require the government to use more renewable energy.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

December 4, 2013

President Obama will announce Thursday that the federal government must obtain 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

The Associated Press first reported the plan and obtained a copy of a presidential memorandum on renewable energy that will apply to civilian and military agencies.

The White House confirmed the account to National Journal.

 

"The government currently has a goal of using 7.5 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, but Obama said recent increases in renewable energy supplies make the new 20 percent goal achievable by 2020," AP reported Wednesday evening.

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