Vestas applauds President Obama’s call for the nation to double its use of renewable energy

In a speech given Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Obama calls for the nation to double its use of renewable energy.

26-6-2013 — / — President Obama’s plan would cut carbon emissions that cause climate change and endangers public health. His goal is to double the amount of renewable energy permits approved on public lands which would power more than six million households by 2020. Obama also aims to increase federal government procurement of renewable power from 7.5 per cent by 2020 to 20 per cent.

Vestas Wind Systems CEO Ditlev Engel supports President Obama’s call to help combat climate change through the increased deployment of renewable energy.

“I commend the president for laying out a set of executive actions to address climate change,” Engel said. “Emission-free wind energy is playing — and will continue to play — a major role in meeting this challenge.”

Vestas supports these efforts not just in the United States but also globally.

“We’re also pleased President Obama is calling for free trade in environmental goods and services and to reduce subsidies for fossil fuels,” Engel said. “These are measures Vestas and other businesses have recommended to G20 countries, in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and we are happy to see these recommendations being followed. With the right climate and energy policies, we will have the opportunity to create a sustainable, secure and economically strong future around the world”.

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