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Obama highlights clean energy in economic recovery plan

16 Feb 2009

In his weekly address, US President Barack Obama highlighted the need for clean energy as part of his economic recovery plan.

In the address, President Obama mentioned , ‘The work of building wind turbines and solar panels and the smart grid necessary to transport the clean energy they create; and laying broadband internet lines to connect rural homes, schools, and businesses to the information superhighway.’

In President Obama’s pre-election New Energy Plan, he outlined proposed investment of $150bn in clean energy over the next ten years. The plan targeted ten per cent of US electricity to be derived from renewable sources by 2012, increasing to twenty-five per cent by 2025.

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One Response to “Obama highlights clean energy in economic recovery plan”

  1. sherry says:

    There could be no better investment in America than to invest in America becoming energy independent! We need to utilize everything in out power to reduce our dependence on foreign oil including using our own natural resources. Create cheap clean energy, new badly needed green jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The high cost of fuel this past year seriously damaged our economy and society. The cost of fuel effects every facet of consumer goods from production to shipping costs. After a brief reprieve gas is inching back up. OPEC will continue to cut production until they achieve their desired 80-100. per barrel. If all gasoline cars, trucks, and SUV’s instead had plug-in electric drive trains, the amount of electricity needed to replace gasoline is about equal to the estimated wind energy potential of the state of North Dakota. There is a really good new book out by Jeff Wilson called The Manhattan Project of 2009 Energy Independence Now. http://www.themanhattanprojectof2009.com

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