Obama pushes clean energy theme in Nevada visit
January 26th, 2012
02:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama pushes clean energy theme in Nevada visit

(CNN) - President Barack Obama took his push for an expanded federal role in clean energy on the road Thursday, telling a Las Vegas crowd it's part of an "all-out, all-in, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy."

Among other things, Obama promised more federal assistance for local governments to upgrade their automotive fleets while also pushing new tax incentives for cleaner corporate vehicles. The president also said the administration is working to develop up to five highway natural gas corridors, and he announced a new competition to encourage the development of breakthroughs for natural gas vehicles.

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  1. Little Jimmy Truth

    Will Obama make another energy company becomes bankrupt?

    January 26, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. WiredweirdinSF

    So how much dirty fuel did this obscenly corrupt and hypocritical goofball put in the air to fly out there to make this plainly political speech aimed at the dunderheads he attracts?

    January 26, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Ray

    All of us in the oi/gas business were laughing ourselves sick at his state of union when he took credit for the shale gas revolution when he had NOTHING to do with it or helping in any way. Its good to see someone actually informed him that we have a thriving domestic industry that is driving prices down. Not even MSNBC can believe some of the stuff he says and I guess they will keep trying to run on everything but is pathetic record.

    January 26, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Chumlee

    Good move President Obama.

    Now, when is the White House fleet going to go to more efficient vehicles?

    January 26, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Pres. Carter had set up a path toward energy independence from fossil fuels during the days of OPEC global oil shortages and crisis. Carter even had solar panels installed on the roof of the White House. During the 1980 general election campaigns, Ronald Reagan demonized the program as "big government" and wasteful spending. After Reagan won, he made good on his promises by removing the solar panels and cancelling the R&D programs into alternative energy. We've been paying the price for that decision ever since.

    January 26, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Good - the poorer states (WV, PA, OH, etc) will be able to produce more jobs as long as they don't pour chemicals into the drinking water, or damage the earth with all their reckless "fracking" that is currently being used. There are alreaddy gas wells in those states, and they just need to be expanded. A lot better than that filthy shale syrup they want to put into Ogallalla water in Nebraska.

    January 26, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. Larry in Houston

    Reagan was also for the w.t.o. which we're still payin the price for. . . & probab always will. . .

    January 26, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  8. Marry

    The President looks into the future and he wants it to be an environment worth living in and to preserve the beauty of the land. The GOP just wants to convince the public of the old way of fast profits for their outdated technology. They for sure will find a nice spot for their homes – but you will have to stay and drink poisoned water!
    President Obama 2012!

    January 26, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    IF Obama is serious about it being an "all of the above" – meaning oil, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables – then he's finally got something right... and I'm sure most of the country will agree.

    January 26, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    President Barack Obama took his push for an expanded federal role in clean energy on the road Thursday, telling a Las Vegas crowd it's part of an "all-out, all-in, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy."
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    ENOUGH of the lies, PLEASE! Three years of the same lies, over, and over, and over. You can count on Obama for one thing, and one thing only, SAY ONE THING AND DO ANOTHER. EVERY action he has taken while in office has been the exact opposite of what he is saying now. Any increase in oil production in this country is from actions taken by George Bush YEARS AGO. Obama has repeatedly taken credit for things that were not his doing. This guy is nothing but the Ultimate Snake Oil Salesman. Only a fool would believe ANYTHING that comes out of his mouth at this point.

    January 26, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. SecedingfromTexas

    @GI Joe:
    *****
    Thank you.

    January 26, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. Independent Voters

    President Obama you doing a good job.
    Georgia republicans are trying to take Obama name off the ballot for November.
    Please send Holder to investigate Georgia because they telling us that we cant vote for November election.

    January 26, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. diridi

    Republican idiots ignored, we needed this Energy Push long time ago.....obama2012.

    January 26, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    "Any increase in oil production in this country is from actions taken by George Bush YEARS AGO."

    Really? So you believe the Obama administration hasn't approved a single lease or permit in the last three years? You really are insane, aren't you?

    January 26, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    Open up ANWAR, Obama. Then you will be taken seriously.

    January 26, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. Mikey

    @Truth – "ENOUGH of the lies, PLEASE!"
    ***********************************************************************
    Will you follow your own advice? I'm sure most people are tired of your irrational, obviously hate-fueled ranting.

    January 26, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    Get some new generation nuclear plants permitted, Obama. Then you will be taken seriously.

    January 26, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  18. Mikey

    @Fair – He has been saying that for a while, although it does not mean every idea or every project. Domestic production has gone up and foreign reliance has gone down during the Obama Presidency and we are a net exporter of oil for the first time in many years. At the same time, we must look to a future where fossile fuels are only a small part of the overall picture for numerous reasons.

    January 26, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  19. Fair is Fair

    Take back your statements that you wanted to tax the coal industry out of existence, Obama. Then you will be taken seriously.

    January 26, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  20. kayla

    it does not matter what the repugs try to do to win in this election. president obama is following his destiny.
    THE LION OF JUDAH.

    January 26, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    Works for me.

    January 26, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. Mikey

    @Fair – So the only way you will take the President seriously is if he does things EXACTLY the way you want??? Another "my way or the highway" conservative, eh? One good thing – the President DOESN'T answer to YOU !!!

    January 26, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |