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Tripling renewable power sources

Created: 12/05/2013 7:01 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

President Barack Obama is ordering the 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 and wind power that provide thousands of jobs.
    
Obama will announce the plan later this morning.



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