Energy was a hot topic in President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union speech this week. The President spend a good amount of time talking about Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and Infrastructure. By implementing programs and increasing incentives, the Obama Administration plans to cut in half the energy consumed by homes and businesses over 20 years. New initiatives will help advance clean energy technologies, affecting vehicles, buildings, and power generation. It’s always good to have a goal, but can it be done?
Below is a video of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. He begins discussing his administration’s energy accomplishments and going-forward plan at time mark 17:15.
However, nearly every American President preceding him also outlined an energy strategy in their State of the Union Address. Here’s historical montage that was created by the Institute for Energy Research:
Will the Obama Administration take energy issues seriously and follow through with effective programs? Will they be cost effective and sustainable? And how much change can really be made within his term? These are our topics for this week’s #EEChat.
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