Obama hits the road with clean energy agenda
May 6th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama hits the road with clean energy agenda

Indianapolis, Indiana (CNN) - President Barack Obama took his push for clean energy on the road Friday, telling a group of factory workers in Indiana that America needs to accelerate its transition away from fossil fuels in order to remain economically competitive in the years ahead.

"If we can transition to new technologies, it's going to make a difference over the long term," Obama said. "There is nothing we cannot do so long as we put our mind to it."

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Moving away from fossil fuels is a good thing. It is a neccessary thing. As long as we cannot control our own sources and costs of energy, we will remain in a neck hold to whomever owns and sells those energy sources.

    May 6, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists -aka- Mammon

    Now is the time for the President to be pushing this agenda. He's got the momentum of the people behind him. If non supporters of the President even have to admit that his judgement is better than most people in Wahsington. America needs to break it's addiction on oil. I'm going to write a book and title it " America the Junkie: Willing to do anything for another hit!"

    May 6, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. Frank

    How stupid is this President? Now that his "I killed Osama" victory tour has ended, he is now focusing on clean energy. WHAT ABOUT JOBS? WHAT ABOUT THE DEBT? WHAT ABOUT THE BUDGET?

    May 6, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I simply cannot believe that after 2.5 years of FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES, this buffoon continues to beat the same old drum. Everything he has done has contributed to RAISING the cost of energy in this country. What shall I put in my car's fuel tank? What IS the alternative??!! Or will you now try to force me to buy an electric car to go along with my forced-to-buy health insurance?

    How about you GET REAL and deal with the reality of the average person.

    May 6, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Lost in Texas Forever

    Sorry Mr. President but you will get little if NO support from the GOP on this deal. They will not come out and openly say it, but high gas prices right now work in their favor and don't look for too much out of them to try to get them lower. They also are aware that too many Americans don't realize that the POTUS has little to do with gas prices. Plus clean fuel hurts the big oil companies and also the Koch Brothers and guess who THEY support. It would be nice if your move to go to cleaner burning fuels would work but in the current political climate I don't see you going very far with this.

    May 6, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Clean energy is the way of the future, but the folks on the right want us to keep being depedent on oil. How sad !

    May 6, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Yeah, he talks big, when it comes to generalizations, and has nothing to say, when it comes to specifics that are genuinely viable.

    May 6, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I understand that at least one major car maker has created a car that runs on hydrogen. The by-products of breaking down the water are hydrogen (this non-explosive gas is used to fuel cars) and oxygen ( explosive gas is released to make up for missing rain forests). Sounds to me like we could make money building plants that distill water into hydrogen and release some oxygen back into the atmosphere.

    May 6, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    By a nearly a two-to-one ratio, however, they continue to blame the country's economic woes on George W. Bush rather than Obama.
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    Good thing George Bush isn't planning on running for president in 2012. So let's see who is next? Oh yeah, well there's Obama who spent $800 billion in February of 2009 with a guarantee of 3.5 million new American jobs. That didn't work at all, but this guy is still planning on running in 2012?!?!? Good luck. I think he will get shellacked.

    May 6, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |