Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal announced on June 27 that the administration will focus on both near- and long-term goals as it implements the President’s climate change plan; she gave the example of Energy Department appliance energy efficiency standards as a near-term deliverable. Addressing a New York University event, Zichal said the results of the strategy could be likened to the results of a clean energy standard. She later commented that liquefied natural gas will assist in the transition to a low-carbon economy.