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  •  From his speech. (4+ / 0-)
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    Now, I understand that we can’t end our dependence on fossil fuels overnight.  That’s why I supported a careful plan of offshore oil production as one part of our overall energy strategy.  But we can pursue such production only if it’s safe, and only if it’s used as a short-term solution while we transition to a clean energy economy.

    And the time has come to aggressively accelerate that transition.  The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a clean energy future.  (Applause.)  Now, that means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks more energy-efficient.  It means tapping into our natural gas reserves, and moving ahead with our plan to expand our nation’s fleet of nuclear power plants.  It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development

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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

    And you know, where are the references to tidal, solar, or wind? Nada.

    I realize that our transition away from fossil fuels can not be done over night. I know it's complicated. It's a massive restructing of our society and a way we live that generations have viewed as "normal."

    But you can't say on one hand that we need to move towards a clean energy future, while advocating for gas and nuclear energy sources. It just doesn't not make logical sense. I'm not happy at all about that.

    He's the man I voted for and I will not engage in bashing of any kind, but I've got a few questions that need answering. I've also got a whole lot more research to do.

    Sorry about that. Hadn't planned on getting into the political/policy aspect here. Things are difficult enough with just focusing on the Gulf.

    I won't go there again.

    Stepping up to life eliminates the capacity for bullshit. - Robinswing

    by Onomastic on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 07:42:24 PM PDT

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