Gallery: President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Futu...


In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, he called our current quest for green technology our generation’s “Sputnik moment”, urging the nation to see other countries’ advances as fuel to reach past them as we did in 1969 when we put the first man on the moon. The President said last night that he wants 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, he wants us to be on 80% clean energy by 2035, he wants 80% of Americans to have access to high speed rail networks in 25 years and he promised to send a bill to congress to eliminate tax cuts for oil companies in order to fund the energy of tomorrow. In the end the President’s speech promised a lot and the green pundits are asking if it’s all possible but let’s just remind ourselves of something: isn’t that what they said when JFK said we would beat Russia to the moon? Watch the speech after the jump.

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  1. highgross14 January 27, 2011 at 2:30 am

    here’s my 2 cents on what was not covered, and what i thought about what was..

  2. TonerGreen January 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    It’s good to know that at the very least, our government has a plan for a more sustainable future. Whether or not they can actually pull through and accomplish these ambitions is another story, but we can all hope. As the old saying goes…

    “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot.” – Confucius

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