White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog Post by Colleen V. Chien, senior advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, Intellectual Property and Innovation at OSTP and Paul Zielinski, chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer and director of NIST's Technology Partnerships Office
Since the start of the Obama Administration, being a responsible steward of our planet is a role that President Obama has embraced through action and example. Accelerated development and deployment of green technology is a critical part of supporting sustainable growth, and the Administration has gone to great lengths to bring cutting-edge green technology from development stages to real-world application. Whether by cutting pollution, unleashing troves of climate data to empower American communities to prepare for the future, or leading international efforts to combat global climate change, agencies across the Administration are taking bold actions to grow the economy while leaving a green legacy for future generations.
As President Obama said in his State of the Union address earlier this year, "We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender. Federally-funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones."