With the US economy tanking, natural disasters caused by climate change, several wars being fought in the world and with Italy announcing they will go back to nuclear power, it seems that nobody is looking deeper into the source of these problems and the solution that solving this problem brings.
Climate change causes natural disasters, and green energy sources would no longer cause this issue. The need for oil and other fuels could become less stringent if other sources are available, and the economy would sense the benefic effects of this emerging industry too; there will also be a lot of new jobs available. It could also be what separates the US candidates, being in the center of almost every debate, including those between Biden and Palin.
Actually, Obama claims that he will continue the to make clean energy and fuel his top priority even in this crisis, and it could be the solutions that help the environment that also help us. However, it seems that he understands how important other projects are too.
“To create new jobs, I’ll invest in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure — our roads, schools, and bridges. We’ll rebuild our outdated electricity grid and build new broadband lines to connect America. And I’ll create the jobs of the future by transforming our energy economy. We’ll tap our natural-gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I’ll help our auto companies re-tool so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here the United States of America. I’ll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I’ll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy — wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels — an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can’t ever be outsourced.”
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