As the Obama administration creates the first U.S. program to authorize offshore projects to generate electricity from wind and ocean currents, the President deployed the Clean Coal word yet again. We hope this is part of the Obama M.O. of building bridges, getting buy-in and bailing our of a fool's enterprise but with a new team of allies board. Link to the transcript below.Obama said wind could generate as much as 20 percent of the U.S. electricity demand by 2030 if its full potential is pursued on land and offshore.
"The choice we face is not between saving our environment and saving our economy -- it's a choice between prosperity and decline," Obama said in his first post-election trip to Iowa, the state that launched him toward the White House. "The nation that leads the world in creating new sources of clean energy will be the nation that leads the 21st century global economy."