Monday, February 20, 2006

U.S. on Verge of Energy Breakthrough?

My Way News:
Saying the nation is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that would 'startle' most Americans, President Bush on Monday outlined his energy proposals to help wean the country off foreign oil.
Why am I not holding my breath?

The article goes on to say how the President is proposing newer, smaller batteries for plug in hybrid cars, how he wants to develop celulosic biofuels,

"Our nation is on the threshold of new energy technology that I think will startle the American people," Bush said. "We're on the edge of some amazing breakthroughs - breakthroughs all aimed at enhancing our national security and our economic security and the quality of life of the folks who live here in the United States."

"Roof makers will one day be able to make a solar roof that protects you from the elements and at the same time, powers your house," Bush said. "The vision is this - that technology will become so efficient that you'll become a little power generator in your home, and if you don't use the energy you generate you'll be able to feed it back into the electricity grid."
Just like that! Imagine! Excuse me while I scoff.

The man's not serious.

Here you go, Mr. President. Watch this presentation by the late Nobelist, Dr. Richard Smalley. HE was serious.

1 comment:

jj mollo said...

It feels so good when he finally says something you've been hoping he would say for so many years. It's hard to admit that the correlation between energy policy and presidential mouth movements is probably close to zero. I wonder when he'll discover that developers are still building houses with substandard insulation and flat black rooftops, notably devoid of anything related to solar anything. Why did he bother saying anything if he doesn't mean any of it?