The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo32° Cloudy

Friday

Hi39° Cloudy

Friday Night

Lo32° Slight Chc Drizzle

Saturday

Hi39° Slight Chc Drizzle

Saturday Night

Lo32° Slight Chc Rain

Sunday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo33° Slight Chc Rain

Monday

Hi40° Chance Rain

Monday Night

Lo34° Slight Chc Rain

Tuesday

Hi43° Mostly Sunny

Obama angers big labor with Wal-Mart plug

Send to Kindle
Print This

SAN JOSE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change.

Obama today announced commitments from more than 300 companies and local and state governments that use solar energy technology. He also announced executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency in buildings and appliances. The White House says the solar effort will power the equivalent of 130,000 homes and the administrative actions could reduce carbon pollution in an amount equal to taking 80 million cars off the road for one year.

View my optionsorSign in