Blueprint for a secure energy fugure

Name of policy Blueprint for a secure energy future
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country United States of America
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Energy security
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • General
      Policy description A plan to secure America's energy future. Contains multiple aspirational goals, that overlap for a large part with Obama's Climate Plan. These are (Government of USA, 2011)

      - Challenges Americans to double renewable electricity generation again by 2020

      - Directs the Interior Department to make energy project permitting more robust

      - Commits to safer production and cleaner electricity from natural gas.

      - Supports a responsible nuclear waste strategy

      - Sets a goal to cut net oil imports in half by the end of the decade

      - Commits to partnering with the private sector to adopt natural gas and other alternative fuels in the Nation’s trucking fleet

      - Establishes a new goal to double American energy productivity by 2030

      - Challenges States to Cut Energy Waste and Support Energy Efficiency and Modernize the Grid

      - Commits to build on the success of existing partnerships with the public and private sector to use energy wisely

      - Calls for sustained investments in technologies that promote maximum productivity of energy use and reduce waste

      - Leads efforts through the Clean Energy Ministerial and other fora to promote energy efficiency and the development and deployment of clean energy

      - Works through the G20 and other fora toward the global phase out of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies

      - Promotes safe and responsible oil and natural gas development

      - Updates our international capabilities to strengthen energy security

      - Supports American nuclear exports

      Target

      - Reduce oil import by 50% between 2010 and 2020

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables3
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2011
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact GHG reduction
      Impact indicator


      Source or references (Government of USA, 2011) https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/blueprint_secure_energy_future.pdf

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/15/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-blueprint-clean-and-secure-energy-future

      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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