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@Energy Tweets the State of the Union 2013

February 13, 2013 - 3:27pm


@Energy Tweets the State of the Union 2013

Recap of the annual State of the Union Address, delivered by the President on February 12, 2013.

Storified by Energy Department ·
Wed, Feb 13 2013 19:28:46

Yesterday we invited you to join us on Twitter (#SOTU) to share reactions and compelling moments as the President delivered the 2013 State of the Union Address

We want to hear from you! Tweet @Energy to share comments on energy topics shared during tonight’s #SOTU2013 ·
Energy Department

During his remarks, the President covered a variety of energy topics – from climate change to advanced manufacturing. Watch the video below for a rundown of State of the Union energy highlights

President Obama Talks Energy at the State of the Union 2013 ·

On the topic of energy, the President stressed the progress we've made.

From drastically reducing America's foreign oil dependence...

MAP: U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence Hits 20 Year Low, data via @EIAGov #SOTU ·
Energy Department
To doubling America's #cleanenergy power generation...

U.S. #cleanenergy power generation by state in 2001 vs. 2011 ·
Energy Department
To reducing carbon emissions.
While significant progress has been made, the President encouraged new, more aggressive targets to effectively combat #climatechange. 

President Obama in #SOTU: "we must do more to combat #ClimateChange" ·
The White House
New targets include a focus on staying competitive in the global clean energy marketplace -- a key generator of jobs, manufacturing opportunities and economic growth:
Increasing the efficiency of American homes & businesses was another key goal -- including a pledge to work with states to to develop innovative approaches to reducing energy waste:
During his speech, the President shared innovative energy initiatives -- including a push for more manufacturing hubs "where businesses will partner with the Department of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs."
In part, the hubs will be modeled after a recently completed additive manufacturing facility in Youngstown, Ohio -- learn about it here
For more energy highlights from the State of the Union address -- including access to transcripts and video -- visit our State of the Union page on
Throughout the rest of the week, you'll have more opportunities to ask President Obama and senior White House officals about the State of the Union 2013. To participate, visit