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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 10:58 PM
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Obama says alt-energy key in wake of oil spill
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

President Obama, speaking at a Fremont solar energy plant today, said he was "not prepared to cede America's leadership" in green technology or the global economy and called the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill a stark reminder of the need for America to develop alternative fuel sources and energy technologies that create new jobs.

"The spill in the gulf, which is heartbreaking, only underscores the necessity of seeking alternative fuel sources," said the President, addressing a crowd of about 250 people - including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - at Solyndra Inc., a solar panel manufacturer.

"We will not rest until this well is shut, the environment is repaired and this job is complete," Obama said. "But even as we are dealing with this immediate crisis, we have to remember" that the risks of deep water drilling are "not the only costs of our dependence" on fossil fuels, he said.

Obama made the comments as he stood under open rafters and construction equipment in the unfinished interior of Solyndra's new plant, where he touted the work of the company as an example of his administration's efforts to encourage job growth in innovative technologies.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/0...



I expect Darrell Issa to demand investigation soon over how President Obama is shamelessly using the gulf oil spill to promote clean energy sources like solar power. Perhaps Tea Partiers will throw a rally and dump gallons of crude off of the Santa Monica pier in protest at such efforts to push alternative energy.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 11:02 PM
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1. Yes...this is what I want him to get into. We MUST start the switch
over, we must invest in alternatives. Of course, with our Congress, who the hell knows what will happen. Not only is drilling sucky for the environment, the new oil out there is harder to find and comes with more risks, as we can see. There are all kinds of theories on peak oil but the fact remains that some major oil fields in the world are declining. And of course, there is climate change. We need renewables yesterday. Is the public finally ready to push the politicians for them?
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 11:02 PM
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2. Recommended.
:kick:
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 11:30 PM
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3. I'm fairly certain..
that the tea baggers will make clean energy, a devious plot to destroy America by the America hating, socialist, marxist, muslim, kenyan, as well as just another way to divert attention away from his birf certificate.
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-10 12:16 AM
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4. Don't care what he said
Can we plug this fuckin hole now?
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-10 09:48 AM
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5. That was clear long before the Gulf destruction.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-10 09:54 AM
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6. I suspect the Tea Partiers will throw gallons of sun tea off the pier to protest energy from the sun
Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, TomCaDem. :thumbsup:
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