January 29, 2008

Bush push alternative energy R&D

US president George Bush on his last State of the Union address is calling more research and development for alternative clean energy sources such as carbon-emission free coal power and nuclear power plants; and advanced battery technology and renewable fuel for automotives;

Below is an excerpt of his speech:

To build a future of energy security, we must trust in the creative genius of American researchers and entrepreneurs and empower them to pioneer a new generation of clean energy technology. Our security, our prosperity, and our environment all require reducing our dependence on oil.

Last year, I asked you to pass legislation to reduce oil consumption over the next decade, and you responded. Together we should take the next steps: Let us fund new technologies that can generate coal power while capturing carbon emissions. Let us increase the use of renewable power and emissions-free nuclear power.

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