President Promises Clean Energy Economy

Cindy Zimmerman

Energy is one of the top priorities of the new administration, as outlined by President Obama in his first weekly address to the nation.

Obama used the forum to explain how he believes his “American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan” will jump-start the economy.

“This is not just a short-term program to boost employment,” he said. “It’s one that will invest in our most important priorities like energy and education; health care and a new infrastructure that are necessary to keep us strong and competitive in the 21st century.”

Starting with energy, Obama said, “To accelerate the creation of a clean energy economy, we will double our capacity to generate alternative sources of energy like wind, solar, and biofuels over the next three years.”

The traditional president’s weekly radio address is now being called “Your Weekly Address” and is posted on YouTube.

Watch the president’s address on YouTube here:

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