Tuesday, January 31, 2006

State of the Union: Advanced Energy Initiative

President Bush's State Of The Union outlined The Advanced Energy Initiative to help break America's dependence on foreign sources of energy by setting a national goal of replacing more than 75% of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025. The Initiative will accelerate our breakthroughs in two vital areas: 1) how we power our homes and businesses; and 2) how we power our automobiles.

1) Powering our homes and businesses:

Ø The President's Coal Research Initiative.
Ø The President's Solar America Initiative.
Ø Expanding Clean Energy from Wind & Nuclear.

2) Powering our automobiles:

Ø The Biorefinery Initiative.
Ø Developing More Efficient Vehicles.
Ø The Hydrogen Fuel Initiative.

There are an estimated 250 million vehicles on America's highways, and Americans will purchase more than 17 million vehicles this year. It will take approximately 15 years to switch America's automobiles over to more fuel efficient technologies.

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