by Crazy Horse
Wed Jan 25th, 2012 at 01:38:08 PM EST
Yahoo Whopee Shit. He came down on windpower's side, calling for a continuation of the Production Tax Credit and some other green goodies. No, not Al Green, he wasn't singing last night.
But he also said some things which make me cringe. Some speech highlights after the jump (fall?).
And nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy. Over the last three years, we've opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration, and tonight, I'm directing my administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.
A strategy that's cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs. We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years.
And I'm requiring all companies that drill for gas on public lands to disclose the chemicals they use.
Because America will develop this resource without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk. The development of natural gas will create jobs and power trucks and factories that are cleaner and cheaper, proving that we don't have to choose between our environment and our economy.
sorry, but zero vision there.
I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here. We've subsidized oil companies for a century. That's long enough.
It's time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that rarely has been more profitable, and double-down on a clean energy industry that never has been more promising. Pass clean energy tax credits. Create these jobs.
(i suppose Applause)
He spoke for over an hour, perhaps there were topics which impact your world. Please feel free to bring such issues here.
The NYT has a fine interactive video with script HERE. Parse at will.