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“We’re Not Going To Walk Away From Clean Energy”

Las Vegas – President Barack Obama pledges to keep working for clean energy in a speech at the Sempra Energy Cooper Mountain Solar Energy Plant in Boulder City.  Obama saying, “ … as long as I’m President, I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy. I will not walk away from places like Boulder City.  I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here.  That’s not what we do in America.  In this country, we control our own destiny. ” President Obama says Boulder City is the first stop on a tour to talk about his administration’s energy strategy.  The President leaves Boulder City , next stop Oklahoma.

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  1. Gary T says:

    “WE ARE NOT GOING TO WALK AWAY FROM CLEAN ENERGY”. WELL HE’S WALKED AWAY FROM FOSSIL FUELS AND THE ABILITY TO BECOME INDEPENDENT OF FOREIGN OIL/ENERGY. WE HAVE 3 TO 8 TIMES THE OIL THAT SAUDI ARABI HAS AND IT SITS. OBAMA BLOCKS ALL ATTEMPTS HE HAS THE POWER TO TO DRILL THIS OIL AND NATURAL GAS. HE’S ATTEMPTING TO ELIMINATE COAL (THE CHEAPEST ENERGY).

    IN EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF HIS STATEMENTS/CAMPAIGN SPEECHES (AS WE SAW HERE IN BOULDER CITY) HE LIES PERIOD. OF COURSE HIS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS CONTINUE TO GET TAXPAYER MONEY TO BEGIN AND END THEIR BUSINESSES. DID THOMAS EDISON GET GOVERNMENT MONEY? NO, NO, NO.

    WHEN THE COST OF GREEN ENERGY COMES DOWN TO THE COST OF COAL, OIL AND NATURAL GAS WITHOUT TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES FINE. AND, NOT ONE MINUTE BEFORE.

    1. Dave says:

      The vast majority of the oil we have is locked up in shale oil which is not recoverable at this time. We only have 2% of the proven recovrable oil reserves in the world. The shale oil costs 10x more to mine it than the oil is worth. To mine shale oil, several square miles need to have holes drilled ervery few hundred feet to thousands of feet deep.. through the shale. Somehow.. heaters must be placed in those holes and heat the shale to 40000 degrees so that the shale releases the ooil. After a couple of years there would be enough oil to begin pumping. Anyone else see a problem with this? Are we going to wait until the cost of oil spikes above the cost of green energy before we try and work out the issues and bring the costs down?

      1. Gary T says:

        I believe that information is outdated. Besides we have many, many other areas that are NOT oil shale such as the Bakken Formation, ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf (East Coast, West Coast and Eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico). Also, “reserves” are different than “resources”. Obama speaks with forked tongue.

  2. Ken says:

    He must really be a doofus:

    “when gas is $3.75 a gallon, when oil is $1.20 a barrel, $1.25 a barrel.”

    Where does he get his figure from? If oil was $1.20/barrel we’d have no problem.

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