Obama goes after solar opponents in Nevada
March 21st, 2012
08:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama goes after solar opponents in Nevada

Boulder City, Nevada (CNN) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day energy tour on Wednesday with a stop here at the largest photovoltaic – producing voltage from energy sources such as light – solar facility in the United States, Copper Mountain Solar 1.

Speaking just 30 miles south of the Las Vegas strip, Obama reaffirmed his administration's commitment to an "all of the above" approach to domestic energy production, and called the solar sector an "industry on the rise."

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  1. GI Joe.

    He's right. It's better to plan, research, and transition now than wait for a complete stoppage of oil in the future. If not now, when? We know the republicans (wall street speculators and big oil) will NOT do it until the last car stops because the last drop has been used foolishly.

    March 21, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Vote republican morons and go back to the horse and buggy days or vote Dem and grab the future, I think I'll take the future!!!!!!!!

    March 21, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    In this case, "all of the above" is exactly the right answer. What matters is not green or black; what matters is domestic, or at least North American, production versus OPEC. We need domestic oil, natural gas, Keystone, nuclear, solar, wind, bio-gas, conservation and whatever else contributes a btu's worth of energy.

    Have you ever wondered what our foreign policy on terrorism and the middle east might be if we didn't import oil from Saudi Arabia? What's that worth to you?

    March 21, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  4. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Romney is no flip flopper . He is outright lier. And that the truth. Truth. Obama/ biden 2012

    March 21, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  5. truindep

    OMG- example please

    March 21, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. Charlie in Maine

    Romney has a solar pwered etch a scetch.

    March 21, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  7. c'mon america

    Thinking obout all this makes me wonder what might have happened and where we , as a nation , might now

    March 21, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  8. c'mon america

    Thinking obout all this makes me wonder what might have happened and where we , as a nation , might have been if president Jimmy Carter had won a second term .

    March 21, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  9. Little Jimmy Truth

    Really???

    Solyndra likes to say hello. Obama already failed.

    March 22, 2012 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  10. Marie MD

    Somebody go to Germany where they are using solar energy and it's working for them.

    March 22, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  11. bassman

    Will our media cover-up Tom Hank's Black face video? Probably. He did make Game Change, after all.

    March 22, 2012 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  12. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    The only way forward obama/ biden2012. Backwards gopt

    March 22, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  13. Dave

    There is nothing wrong with alternative energy sources. However, there is something dramatically wrong about investing $500,000,000 in Solyndra and watching tax payer dollars be lost due to stupid decisions.

    March 22, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  14. rON

    What a complete joke. Hary Reid and Obokoma. Millions spent on green energy and not one truth on its savings. Maybe 2% saved in all kinds of energy wind,sun,solar, etc. complete distaster.

    March 22, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  15. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    The world keeps changing because of new ideas. The gopt has none . We must move forward. Obama/ biden 2012

    March 22, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |