Obama Talks about Clean Energy
Published By : 26 Aug 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The President of the United States Barak Obama made his case in favor of renewable energy on Monday, a speech in which he called the pro-coal critics are hypocrites of the free market.
Obama spoke against the supporters of fossil fuel in the ongoing fight between renewable and non-renewable fuel sources. He made his stand at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. He called the climate change as the most important issues of not only this time, but of any time.
Obama then continued to defend renewable sources of energy and considered them a viable solution. One of the economic benefits of renewable energy was the steady rate of employment it offered in terms of well-paying jobs.
He reiterated the fact that the solar energy industry currently employs twice as many Americans than what coal mines can.
The comments made by Obama have come after the White House backed the first national emissions threshold for all power plants. The lawmakers and energy firms that were situated in the state of Kentucky and other coal-rich states create an uproar against the new emissions limits.
Obama event went on to call the supporters of coal based energy as fair weather capitalists. Rumors state that the comment was possibly made against the majority leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell.
Obama said that they are now witnessing the lines of trends that technology is currently making that will lead consumers to where they want to go. He revealed that this consumer importance towards green fuels has made the big fossil fuel companies a bit nervous, to a point where they would even raise their voices against renewable energy.