Obama touts clean energy a day after State of the Union speech
January 26th, 2011
01:17 PM ET
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Obama touts clean energy a day after State of the Union speech

(CNN) - President Barack Obama toured a solar energy company in Wisconsin on Wednesday, touting the clean energy products made and jobs created there as examples of the kind of innovation America needs.

Obama told workers at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc that their company is part of the push needed to reach goals he set in Tuesday night's State of the Union address - producing 80 percent of the nation's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, and having 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015.


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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Let's continue to support our current leader – President Obama – as he MOVES AMERICA FORWARD in a positive direction – We will WIN THE FUTURE!!! Yes We Can!!

    January 26, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. AEJ

    Great Mr. President. According to a CBS poll, which was conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the president's address, 91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals Mr. Obama put forth during his remarks. Only nine percent disapproved. Contrastly, last year, 83 percent of viewers approved of Mr. Obama's State of the Union remarks.

    January 26, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Let's just summarize the conservative/GOP/Teaturd responses right now: "We don't want this done unless we can take credit for all of it and provide assurance to Big Oil that we'll still be messing with the Middle East as much as possible to keep the region destabilized in hopes of getting our hands on their natural resources."

    There. If you're someone who is stil mid-pantwetting over November 4, 2008, you can skip posting now.

    January 26, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |