2012 Mar 21. Obama Tours Four States to Defend Energy Policy

posted Mar 22, 2012, 10:48 AM by Alan D. GOULD BA   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 2:21 PM by Fiona Potter ]
| by Jackie Calmes, New York Times.  An article relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 10. Excerpt: BOULDER CITY, Nev. …The president’s visits to Nevada and New Mexico on Wednesday opened a four-state trip over two days to highlight what he calls his “all of the above” agenda to foster alternative energy sources, as well as oil and gas, with federal tax and spending incentives. …Mr. Obama told a small audience at the nation’s largest solar energy installation, Sempra Energy’s Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility, which now provides power for 17,000 homes in California and is building additional acres of solar panels to create energy for 110,000 more, according to the company … “The current members of the flat earth society in Congress, they would rather see us continue to provide $4 billion — $4 billion — in tax subsidies, tax giveaways, to the oil companies,” Mr. Obama said. “Every time you fill up at the pump, they’re making money,” he added.
Such language sets up a Senate vote, perhaps next week, on a Democratic proposal to repeal $2 billion in tax subsidies for the biggest oil companies and dedicate that sum to clean energy projects. But the measure is expected to fall short ….  Full article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/us/politics/obama-to-promote-energy-policy-on-4-state-trip.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120322