Monday, January 28, 2008

State of the Union Address

President Bush addressed congress tonight giving his annual State of the Union Address. President Bush spoke of the need for clean energy technology. He pushed for technologies in carbon capture and storage, renewable energies and nuclear power. There was talk of a need for a global climate change treaty involving developing countries too in contrast to the Kyoto Protocol which Bush did not sign.

I didn’t find anything that was real inspiring to me within his speech with respect to energy. He did mention climate change for a second year in a row. President Bush had never mentioned climate change until last year, while it had first made an appearance in a State of the Union Address in 1997 by Bill Clinton. So maybe, for George Bush it’s good when we get anything about energy policy, but I left feeling a little underwhelmed hearing the same rhetoric I’ve heard from politicians in the past.

What do you all think of the State of the Union Address this year?

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