Rebuilding America's economic future "begins with energy," President Obama told a joint session of Congress tonight.
He said we'll need all our energy sources, including clean coal.
There is no doubt that affordable energy is critical to our economic recovery. As we meet more stringent environmental standards, we'll need to do so while holding the line on rising energy costs. After all, affordable energy is truly a basic necessity in today's society.
And remember, coal is less than one-third the cost of other energy sources.
(As for those environmental standards, take a look at how far we've come since 1970.)
Look, these are challenging times. There's no silver bullet solutions to protecting American jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That's why I always talk about the need for a silver buckshot, meaning lots of things working together to provide a bigger result.
With that in mind, click here to get involved in keeping energy affordable for American families.