State of the Union: Clean Energy Talk

January 25th, 2012 by Stef McDonald Leave a reply »

bl_obama_sotuDuring President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, it was hopeful to hear him declare, “I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy.” Also great: ”We have subsidized oil companies for a century. That’s long enough.” He took the opportunity to say we don’t have to choose between the environment and our economy, and that he believes in a ”strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper and full of new jobs” — and ”a future where we’re in control of our own energy.” We would love the future energy to be clean energy (no thanks to more drilling for oil and fracking).

More on the speech: The speech transcript from the White House and good summaries on Grist and Huffington Post Green.

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