New top Obama aide to focus on #climate, #energy - via @greensourcemag

WASHINGTON -- John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, will join President Barack Obama's inner circle for one year as a counselor to focus on energy and climate change issues, the White House said Tuesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough decided to bring Podesta to the White House to help with his experience as a former top White House aide and as the head of Obama's transition team after the 2008 election. Carney also noted that Podesta in his past White House role focused on policies that could be enacted through executive actions, an approach favored by Obama as well. Podesta will take his place at the White House at a critical time for Obama as the administration tries to shake off a disastrous enrollment rollout for the health care law and as the president seeks to re-establish his agenda going int...

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