Just about a week ago Obama pledged to issue an executive order to cut US government greenhouses gases by 40% by 2025. “As part of his commitment to lead by example to curb the emissions that are driving climate change, today President Obama will issue an executive order that will cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels—saving taxpayers up to $18 billion in avoided energy costs—and increase the share of electricity the Federal Government consumes from renewable sources to 30 percent,” said a White House statement. “Complementing this effort, several major federal suppliers are announcing commitments to cut their own GHG emissions. The new actions and commitments are expected to reduce GHG emissions by 26 million metric tons from 2008 levels by 2025. ”
I picked up the story from Ecowatch, but its been all over the news and online media.