Senator Reid recently went to China with 9 other Senators. He returned with Jobs for Americans and a vision of where America needs to go ... where America needs to be ...
China offers green energy lessons, but will we learn?
Thomas Mitchell, Las Vegas Review-Journal -- May 8, 2011
Reid's 10-senator delegation visited renewable energy facilities in Chengdu and met with officials of the Chinese Rail Ministry to discuss high-speed rail, which is being pushed by President Obama. Sen. Reid backs the high-speed, steel-rail Desert Xpress train from Las Vegas to Victorville, Calif.
Reid said he also met with leaders of A-Power Energy Generation Systems, a Chinese firm that partnered with an American company to announce plans to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Southern Nevada. They claim the project would create 1,000 jobs -- if it is ever actually built. [...]
Light Rail, and Wind Turbines jobs, should be coming to Nevada soon, thanks to Senator Reid's bold initiative to meet with the pace-setters ...
Here's more of the High Tech, Clean Energy vision that Harry Reid brought back with him, from China. A vision of what America should be doing if we are ever to reach our true 21st century potential ...
China Taking Lead Ahead of US on Clean Energy, Sen. Reid Says
Kenneth Rapoza, blogs.forbes.com -- Apr. 27 2011
China is fast establishing itself as the world’s leader in clean energy and if the US doesn’t take this sector of the global economy seriously, it risks being left behind, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday during a conference call with the press.
“China is investing heavily in clean energy and they are not just doing it for the environment. They are doing it for the economy, and for job creation. We need to understand in this country that if we do not want to be dependent on foreign oil, we must develop this sector of our economy. To say that China is leading in this market would be an understatement,” Reid said.
All of the top solar panel manufacturers are Chinese companies. Around 90% of the rare earth mines, used for making new high powered batteries that can power automobiles instead of gasoline, are in China. Reid said that the US should be the global innovator and leader in clean energy, but noted that China was building and investing in this market “faster than we are.” [...]
According to recent events from the White House, it looks like President Obama shares the same High Tech, Clean Energy dreams. And a plan to keep encouraging those Good American Clean Energy Jobs, that the dream will one day bring ...
Obama pushes green tech as an answer for jobs, gas prices
by Jamie Klatell, thehill.com -- 05/07/2011
President Obama: Clean Energy to Out-Innovate the Rest of the World
"In the years ahead, it’s clean energy companies like this one that will keep our economy growing, create new jobs, and make sure America remains the most prosperous nation in the world," Obama said from the Allison Transmission plant in Indianapolis, where he taped his weekly address.
Obama also said that businesses like Allison Transmission, which manufactures hybrid technology, are the key to reducing America's dependence on oil and to controlling gas prices.
"Over the long term, the only way we can avoid being held hostage to the ups and downs of oil prices is if we reduce our dependence on oil. That means investing in clean, alternative sources of energy, like advanced biofuels and natural gas. And that means making cars and trucks and buses that use less oil," the president said.
"I refuse to cut investments like clean energy that will help us out-innovate and out-compete the rest of the world," he said. "I refuse to cut investments that are making it possible for plants like this one to grow and add jobs across America."
China is leading the way to the Clean Energy future -- question is:
Is America ready to follow their lead, ready to compete, ready to "innovate our way out of" last century's problems?
If President Obama and Senator Reid keep pressing forward like this, on the Clean Energy front
-- we just might be able to grow that bright, New Future for American Workers, that is always the result of innovation.
That is of course, if the GOP House doesn't stop that New Future in its tracks
-- all under the guise of Austerity Whining, and False Rhetoric ...
... of returning, stubbornly to the ways of the past.