Highlights From Obama's State of the Union Address

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  • Federal Budget
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy-Climate Change
  • Education
  • Cybersecurity
  • Voting
  • Jobs
  • Housing
  • Minimum Wage
  • Gun Control
  • Afghanistan
  • Immigration
  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Trade

Energy-Climate Change

Make permanent and refundable a tax credit for renewable energy to help double the production from wind, solar and geothermal sources by 2020. Help states cut energy waste and increase efficiency through a competitive grant program modeled after a similar program for education. Direct Cabinet secretaries to identify additional executive steps to deal with climate change. Urges Congress to write legislation giving polluters market-based incentives to reduce the gas emissions blamed for global warming. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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