Saturday, October 2, 2010

The President's Weekly Address: Solar Power & a Clean Energy Economy

From the White House blog:

The President points to a revolutionary new solar plant that will employ 1,000 people and power 140,000 homes. The plant is possible because of the President’s investments in the clean energy economy, which Congressional Republicans want to eliminate.

I really believe in the steps we have taken towards a green energy and alternative energy path. We need to push this and make it go forward in a huge way. Just another reason to keep the Democrats in power... because as the President said, the GOPers and teabaggers will just end all the projects that are in the works and that are helping our economy.

I think this is the future of our economy. We can bring back manufacturing and more jobs by building these power plants and by building the parts they need. We have several of these plants already working in this country, but we need more.

This is the time for us to make the point and push toward a new way forward. Let's make this our "mission to space" moment as JFK did. If we can each push and contact our reps and get our voices out that we want this. We can do it.

The President said it best in the last paragraph of his message:

We can go back to the failed energy policies that profited the oil companies but weakened our country. We can go back to the days when promising industries got set up overseas. Or we can go after new jobs in growing industries. And we can spur innovation and help make our economy more competitive. We know the choice that’s right for America. We need to do what we’ve always done – put our ingenuity and can do spirit to work to fight for a brighter future.

Let's do this.


mommapolitico said...

Great post, Girlfriend. We're finally ready to make some progress, but the Rethugs will fight this tooth and nail since it won't support their corporate model and by God, it might make the Dems look good enough to keep in office! Gotta get out the vote - don't want us to fall back in the GOP ditch. Keep fighting the good fight, Sistah! :)

Annette said...

Thanks MP.. I really believe we will be ok this time.. I don't see the rethugs getting all the seats they seem to think they will.

Tides are turning and things are getting much tighter and closer than anyone thought possible.

I really think the green energy and economy is the way to go.. Now to convince the Dems to move it

Mauigirl said...

I hope if the Dems win more seats than the media has been expecting, it might give them some inspiration to try to get more of this type of thing done. We are so far behind other countries on alternative power sources. But Americans are never willing to make any sacrifices! We were up at Cape Cod for a week and read in the local papers that residents were complaining about the noise of the turbines of a nearby wind turbine. But they also don't want them in the ocean to block their view. Come on, people, you can't have it both ways. It's time we decided that green energy's time has come and we'll just have to suck it up and put up with a few inconveniences. Surely it is better to have a few windmills in your view than to have millions of barrels of oil spewing into your ocean!

Annette said...

I so agree, and have been around the wind mills and the noise isn't that bad.. people just assume it is going to be so they complain.

I have been by the ones in California that stretch for miles and the noise never bothered me. Even driving with the window down I never really heard them. We have a city here in MO that is totally powered by them and they don't seem to be bothered by it.

Sue said...

I think the windmills look awesome! We have to sacrifice to progress, those who complain about some whistling wind should live by an airport! lol

I feel the tide moving too Annette. The country is waking up and looking at the alternative and it's scaring them I think. YAY!!

Annette said...

Yes, Sue I think we will be fine.. and after we need to get up and start yelling for this renewable energy to get going even better. We need more wind farms and solar plants... that's all there is to it.. We don't need another disaster in the Gulf.