Yesterday, I wrote a post about President Obama’s speech at Georgetown, which focused on how the U.S. can reduce its dependence on foreign oil resources. For those who would like to see the entire speech (at just under 47 minutes), here is the video:
Today, President Obama called for Congress to approve a plan to begin upgrading our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure. This plan – with its $50 billion price tag – would not cover the $2.2 trillion needed to address the deficiencies identified by the American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card. But, it would jump-start the rebuilding process.
The plan to upgrade our nation’s infrastructure was previously announced by the POTUS on Labor Day, but it is still unclear if the plan will be able to overcome the apparent Congressional stalemate in Washington.
TBD on how much – if any – of these funds will be applied to upgrading the nation’s electric grid.
Check out the President’s speech, given yesterday in Menomonee Falls, WI, included talk about the importance of supporting and investing in clean energy manufacturing technologies. POTUS gave this speech during his visit to the ZBB Energy Corporation’s advanced battery manufacturing facilities.
A video of the speech can be found here.