Obama missed opportunity to shift focus to renewables with speech

04/4/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama's speech last week promoted domestic oil, "clean coal" and nuclear power instead of expanded renewable energy, writes Derrick Z. Jackson. "President Obama seems increasingly drained of the juice needed to power up a modern vision on energy. Completely absent from his address this week at Georgetown University was his promise as a candidate to go after windfall profits of oil companies and reinvest the money into wind, solar, and biofuels," Jackson argues.

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