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Monday, March 26, 2012

President Obama's March 21st Boulder City interview with Marketplace

The Obama interview: U.S. must invest in itself

President Obama, in exclusive Marketplace interview, defended U.S. investment in alternative energy and called for more investment in the nation's infrastructure. Above, host Kai Ryssdal checks his notes during interview at the Copper Mountain solar plant in Nevada desert.
U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to greet well-wishers on March 21, 2012 upon arrival at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) tours the Copper Mountain Solar Project, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country, March 21, 2012 in Boulder City, Nev.

On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama told Marketplace in an exclusive interview that the U.S. must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.

Under attack by Republican critics for rising gas prices, the president is speaking to audiences in four states to argue for what he calls his "all of the above" energy policy: making the United States energy independent by developing all kinds of energy, drilling for oil and gas but also investing in alternative energies such as solar.

He came to Nevada to visit Boulder City, a city built by the government to house construction workers building the Hoover Dam. Today it's the site of the Copper Mountain solar plant, the largest operating solar generator in the country, powering 17,000 homes with the use of nearly one million solar panels.
As Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal put it, the president was "kicking into economic campaign mode."


Cameron Rand com101 4044 said...

I am glad to see tht Obama is pushing for alternate energy use. Definetly during this time, when gas prices are so high. I just hope he really pushes for it!

Paul Campita said...

Nikola Tesla was certainly ahead of his time. Through the invention of his Tesla Generator, he sought to deliver free and unlimited energy to the entire world until one greedy American JP Morgan stopped funding his company..imagine a world with free energy..hhmm

fred said...

I hope his plan is a success, after all at this point we only have one way to go and that is up.