Monday, August 4, 2008

Video and iPaper: New Energy for America Plan

Barack Obama announced his New Energy for America plan this morning in Lansing, Michigan.

The main points of the plan as listed on the blog are:

  • Providing short‐term relief to American families facing pain at the pump
  • Helping create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future.
  • Within 10 years, saving more oil than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined.
  • Putting 1 million Plug‐In Hybrid cars – cars that can get up to 150 miles per gallon – on the road by 2015, cars that we will work to make sure are built here in America.
  • Ensuring 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
  • Implementing an economy‐wide cap‐and‐trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

Barack also said that in 10 years following his plan the U.S. would "eliminate the need for oil from the Middle East and Venezuela."

Here's video of the entire speech.

And you can read the entire energy plan below:

Read this document on Scribd: Barack Obama's New Energy Plan For America

Barack on the road from Michigan to Ohio.

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