The Obama Administration has been using the Stimulus and Regulations in order to force the U.S. to Transform from an Oil Based Economy to a Green Based one.
What is the Reason for this?
Well according to Energy Secretary Chu it is to help "mitigate" Climate Change( Comment starts at the beginning ends at 00:43):
After that comment he goes on to explain how the Federal Government needs a "standard" to help force the use of Green Tech. This is so that the private sector will know that they can invest in Green energy since there will be a Government created market for it, complete with consumers.
It Seems like the Obama Administration thinks that the Free Market also needs to Die in order to "mitigate" Climate Change.