Bush Wants Support for His Renewable Energy Measures

President George Bush wants U.S. politicians to work with him to increase the use of renewable energy in the country.

WASHINGTON, DC, US, 2001-06-15 [SolarAccess.com] President George Bush wants U.S. politicians to work with him to increase the use of renewable energy in the country. Following the release of a major report that confirmed that the United States is the world’s largest emitter of man-made greenhouse gases, Bush said he recognizes the responsibility “to reduce our emissions.” “I call on Congress to work with my administration on the initiatives to enhance conservation and energy efficiency outlined in my energy plan, to implement the increased use of renewables, natural gas and hydropower that are outlined in the plan, and to increase the generation of safe and clean nuclear power,” he explained in a speech at the White House. “By increasing conservation and energy efficiency and aggressively using these clean energy technologies, we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by significant amounts in the coming years.” The comments were made before he left for Europe to meet with other nations in Sweden, to discuss his decision to reject the Kyoto protocol of GHG reductions. “The earth’s well-being is also an issue important to America, and it’s an issue that should be important to every nation in every part of our world,” he says. “Climate change, with its potential to impact every corner of the world, is an issue that must be addressed by the world.” “The Kyoto Protocol was fatally flawed in fundamental ways,” but he committed to discussing the goals with other world leaders. “This is a challenge that requires a 100 percent effort; ours, and the rest of the world’s.”
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