President Barack Obama reiterated his support for clean coal technology on Wednesday during a speech given at Andrews Air Force Base.
During the speech on energy security, the president stated that “We need to make continued investments in clean coal technologies.”
This comes just one month after he announced the formation of a clean coal task force with the goal having 10 commercial power plants with clean-coal technology operating as demonstration projects by 2016.
We’re thrilled with the president’s continued support of clean coal technology. Because coal generates almost half of our electricity, it is critically important that we continue to invest in new technologies that will allow us to use it in cleaner and more efficient ways.
Judging by today’s comments, it’s clear President Obama believes the same thing.