Saturday, January 29, 2011

The President's Weekly Address: Out-Innovating, Out-Educating & Out-Building Our Competitors

From the White House blog:

In this week’s address, President Obama called Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wisconsin an example of how America can win the future by being the best place on Earth to do business. Orion was able to open with the help of small business loans and incentives that are creating demand for clean energy technologies. By sparking innovation and spurring new products and technologies, America will unleash the talent and ingenuity of American workers and businesses, which will lead to new, good jobs.

A while back, I stated clean energy was our way forward and was our "to the moon" moment. Or as the President said in his STOU Tuesday night, this is our "Sputnik moment". I think this is the future and we should all embrace it.

Let's just hope the rest of the country gets behind this too.


K. said...

Energy independence is our most pressing national security issue, bar none. That we could address that with technology that also produces clean energy is the kind of opportunity for a society that comes along once in a century. But we do like our the Dick Cheneys and Sarah Palins have convinced enough people that Drill Baby Drill the secret to energy independence that we're squandering a rare chance to act with national purpose.

mommapolitico said...

rankly, I like your "to the moon moment" much better than "Sputnik moment"! :) You are right, have been right all along, Annette. With clean energy investments and infrastructure, we'd have all the jobs we need. No more GOP tax cuts! We know what will stimulate the economy, and it is time we focus on it - as the Seabees say, "Can DO!"
Great post, GF!