Paul Brandus, a White House correspondent, came to SolarTown today to talk about reporting on green issues from the White House. Mr. Brandus covers all issues at the White House, but takes a particular interest in green issues, as Brandus is also the editor in chief of the Green Energy Brief and hosts a syndicated radio show on green issues. Brandus related that President Obama has identified three priorities for his administration: health care, education and energy. Obama has vowed to double renewable energy by 2012, a relatively modest goal, since the baseline in the United States is very low, according to Brandus.
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Alternative energy could easily take the backseat as the price of oil has plummeted and the economy has tanked, just at a time when it seemed that alternative energy was about to gain some traction. But here comes President Obama stimulus plan, in which the President proposes to create 460,000 jobs and to double, that’s right, double the amount of renewable energy produced in this country in the next three years. That would be a powerful statement especially considering the condition of the economy. The big question is in the details, where will these jobs be created, and where will this huge upsurge in renewable energy come from?
I was on the National Mall today with my family and 2 million other well-wishers to celebrate a new era of hope and anticipation for the country. President Obama shared some of the challenges facing our country, and spoke eloquently about how we will redouble our efforts to harness the magnificent power of the sun.