October 23rd, 2009
04:45 PM ET
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Enough

    Blah, Blah, Blah....cap and tax, the loss of more jobs...........good going Campaigner in chief.

    October 23, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. cgillette369

    we already have clean energy.

    it is NOOK-YOU-LEAR.

    not burning ten million pounds of corn to warm up the heat on Air Force One.

    October 23, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. Mark

    Obama doesn't have a clue about energy, he just reads his teleprompter.

    China is buying oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Russia will soon be drilling off the coast near Key West Florida and the loons in Washington dare speak about our dependence on foreign oil? Why aren't we using the resources we have here in the USA? I'm in Louisiana and the oil industry here is at a standstill. Thousands have lost their jobs since Obama was elected.

    Is that change YOU can believe in??????????

    October 23, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  4. Gary

    Can we stop talking and taxing and just put up solar panels on every federal building in the country....that would be a good start.

    October 23, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Bob in Pa

    You can push for cleaner energy all you want, but no damm Cap and Trade garbage !

    October 23, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. Jane/Seattle

    STOP BURNING RESOURCES UNTIL THEY ARE GONE. We need corn for FOOD! Stay the Freak home people as the cars will be obsolete soon enough if we don't stop burning through Earth like a Drunken Addict! CAP and TRADE is just more hocus pocus for crapitalism to keep profits above life! Get a Clue! WE KNOW!

    October 23, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. Sue

    Clean energy? What about a clean GARDEN? This man and wife planted DISEASED gardens at the White House while PRETENDING to eat healthy foods. Well, Michelle dos NOT eat healthy food!!!!!
    Just look at the over-humongous size of her!!!!!!

    October 23, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  8. S.P.

    and I can see the Democrats puling their Hair Out from MY HOUSE !!


    October 23, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. phoenix86

    If we don't allow more nuclear power plants to be built, "clean energy" will only become reality when the US economy falls some 80% from its current level.

    The Obama / Gore / wack-o dreams were last realized in the early 1800's.

    October 23, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. Bee

    Dem's will be all over it just as long as its not in their backyard. Biggest bunch of hypocrites on the planet.

    October 23, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Grrr-awful-o

    All the beautiful speeches are adding up to zero on the accomplishments ledger. Talk is cheap. If you wanted a work horse why did you elect a show horse?

    October 23, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  12. Ancient Texan

    Mark- You just nailed it! in a nutshell. The "green folks" don't realize we have to have oil until we develop alternatives. And even then, plastics are an oil product. But we're letting our natural resources be taken away.

    October 23, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  13. Speaking for Liberals

    (in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson) NO, HE'S NOT TRYING TO DO TOO MANY THINGS AT ONCE, HE JUST HAS A LOT TO DO!!!

    I must be the only guy who posts comments with reading instructions and theatrical direction

    October 23, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  14. Peter s

    The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere at the end of the 20th century was about 700 billion tons. Human activities increases the CO2 content in the atmosphere by more than 1% each year and if we continue to emit CO2 at the current rate, by the of the 21st century we will double the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere today, the concentration of CO2 is caused by burning of fossil fuel and cutting down of trees. We can disagree to agree that, human kind is destroying itself!!

    October 23, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  15. Mike in MN

    Global warming is a hoax. We have plenty of energy.
    Build more nuclear plants, they are clean, works for the French.
    Drill for more of our own oil, the more of our own we drill the more secure we will be.
    We have tons of coal, keep pushing clean coal technology.
    And throw up all the wind mills and sloar panels we want.
    But don't use cap and trade to punish energy use and cursh our economy for no good reason. We have tons of energy resources in the US and the only reason to not make full use of all of them is the global warming hoax.

    October 23, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. Tater

    Eliminate fossil fuels and none of us will be able to afford electricity or running water! We'll be living the way people did back in the stone age!

    October 23, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  17. Scott

    By the sound of the comments left on here, conservatives aren't used to forward thinking. Universities around the country, not just MIT, are already involved in technologies that will lead to significant clean energy breakthroughs in the next few years. We don't have to drill more and pollute more, we don't to build more nuclear plants. We just have to stop wasting the energy that we do, and get busy implementing the new technologies as fast as possible. Would you rather us be left behind, and our technologies developed off-shore?

    October 23, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  18. Joe


    And we have lots of it. I don't understand why we aren't making the most of this obvious bridge fuel.

    October 23, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  19. Gerry

    Here come the new taxes that you asked for America

    October 23, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  20. Mark

    Clean energy on the financial backs of the working class.

    Push for it but don't force it to early!

    October 23, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  21. ib

    cap and trade should be called cap and scam. this so called president hasn't got a clue when it comes to energy. I'm all for alternative energy but we have to use what we have until we get there and we are a long way from being there. DRILL NOW AND USE MORE COAL NOW UNTIL WE GET THERE.

    October 23, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  22. Fitz in Texas

    Yet, this administration gives Brazil 5 billion, yes 5 billion, so they can drill for oil.

    We're in a lot of trouble folks....lets just hope we can hang on until 2010 and 2012 when this President is voted out.

    October 23, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  23. Drill, baby, drill

    What the tree huggers don't understand is that they are putting restrictions on natural gas production by imposing unrealistic restrictions on the hydraulic fracturing process that makes the gas available.Natural gas is a clean fuel and we have enough in the Haynesville and Barnett shales to provide more than enough energy to the United States for many, many years.The restrictions need to be backed off of, so that we can get the job done.There is also enough of our own oil that has not been tapped to do away with dependence on foreign oil, but again all the tree huggers and believers in the global warming falsehoods continue to constrict exploration and production. I live in oil country and we have never had a problem with oil and gas production impacting the environment at all.

    October 23, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  24. Gary

    clean energy needs to take center stage as oil dwindles. That's where the future job will be. The sooner we get started the better.

    October 23, 2009 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |