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January Top 10 Players In Green Energy


1: The Obama State Of The Union

There is nothing like an inspirational State of the Union address to remind us that the presidency is, among other things, a bully pulpit. So when Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech in January to call for massive federal investment in green energy research and development, he instantly thrust green power into the national spotlight. Of course, the president and his republican opponents disagree on whether the increased level of spending on green energy is an investment in the country’s future or yet another example of government excess the country can ill afford, but Obama gets points for laying out a vision. He may win some political points as well if he can paint himself as shepherding the U.S. towards a cleaner, greener, and more energy secure future while simultaneously painting republicans as dour green power cynics.

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