IN DEPTH: Obama's new green team

Ernest Moniz, Sally Jewell and Gina McCarthy

Ernest Moniz, Sally Jewell and Gina McCarthy

The US President has vowed to match words with deeds on clean energy.

He was the presidential candidate who claimed his victory in the 2008 Democratic primaries would be recognised as “the moment when the rise of our oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”.

Yet President Barack Obama did little in his first term in office to warrant such a claim. Since his re-election, he has vowed to do more to tackle climate change.

“If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will,” he told lawmakers in his State of the Union address in February. “I will direct Log in to read complete article.

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