President Obama's three-part strategy outlined in a March 2011 report titled Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future:
1) Develop and Secure America’s Energy Supplies: We need to deploy American assets,
innovation, and technology so that we can safely and responsibly develop more energy here
at home and be a leader in the global energy economy.
2) Provide Consumers With Choices to Reduce Costs and Save Energy: Volatile gasoline
prices reinforce the need for innovation that will make it easier and more affordable for
consumers to buy more advanced and fuel-efficient vehicles, use alternative means of
transportation, weatherize their homes and workplaces, and in doing so, save money and
protect the environment. These measures help families’ pocketbooks, reduce our
dependence on finite energy sources and help create jobs here in the United States.
3) Innovate our Way to a Clean Energy Future: Leading the world in clean energy is critical to
strengthening the American economy and winning the future. We can get there by creating
markets for innovative clean technologies that are ready to deploy, and by funding cutting-
edge research to produce the next generation of technologies. And as new, better, and
more efficient technologies hit the market, the Federal government needs to put words into
action and lead by example.