Obama: 80% Clean Electricity by 2035

Tonight President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address with a message of innovation, education, and reformation.  The President discussed clean energy, oil subsidies, high-speed rail, and a number of other things that will directly impact how we living in the future.  Here are some soundbites from those remarks.

80% Clean Electricity by 2035

“I challenge you to join me in setting a new goal:  By 2035, 80 percent of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources.  Some folks want wind and solar.  Others want nuclear, clean coal and natural gas.  To meet this goal, we will need them all. “

1 Million EVs by 2015

“With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”

80% High-Speed Rail Access in 25 Years

“Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail.  This could allow you to go places in half the time it takes to travel by car.  For some trips, it will be faster than flying.”

The American Dream

“We do big things.  From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to dream.  That’s how we win the future.”

Read the entire State of the Union Address 2011.


  • gerrr!

    I don’t like the idea of spending money on biofuels when, if we convert to an all-electric future, the diversity of power is expansive (wind/solar/nuclear/waste incineration/clean coal/natural gas) and adaptable, depending upon your locale.

    Seems like biofuel is nothing more than a middle step away from oil dependency. With the budgetary pressures in DC, one would think that the US must first find ways to develop capacitors/batteries for the all-electric future. And I am also skeptical of biofuels, when it is ADM and BP (among many others) that are promoting more spending into biofuel technology, and are receiving those monies.

    • The_source05

      Well, the issue is that you can’t really run an airplane or a Mack truck on electricity… yet. And until you can do so, biofuels is a better alternative than gasoline.

      • gerrr!

        True.

    • http://twitter.com/EcoHomeStore Eco Home Store

      I don’t think we should take an all or nothing approach to energy. We should be exploring many different options that take us away from fossil fuel and foreign oil dependency. Like The_source05 said, there are practical reasons for some options out there today.

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