29 Jan '14, 6am

US State of the Union 2014: A Back Seat for Renewable Energy

US State of the Union 2014: A Back Seat for Renewable Energy

New Hampshire, USA -- Broader domestic social issues and an international policy that moves away from "a permanent war footing" took center stage in President Obama's State of the Union address (SOTUS) last night. Domestic energy policies, including renewable energy, largely took a back seat to the President's bigger talking points: hiking the minimum wage for federal contractors, urging final immigration reforms, strong pushes in employment and job-training, education, retirement savings, and healthcare. After a brief initial tidbit -- how more oil now is produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world for first time in nearly 20 years -- domestic energy wasn't mentioned until the half-hour mark, when President Obama referred to the success of his "all of the above" energy strategy. One reason, he said, is because of natural gas which he called "the bridge fuel th...

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