Obama and his war on energy……
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President Obama challenged energy utilities, fossil fuel producers and their allies in Congress on Monday to get onboard with his push for clean energy or risk backlash from American consumers and companies.
Speaking at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas, Obama dismissed energy interests that oppose his push to green the energy sector as “naysayers” who are “backed by fossil fuel interests, or conservative think tanks, or the Koch brothers.”
He encouraged supporters to fight back against them and their push to influence American energy policy.
“They’re trying to undermine competition in the marketplace and choke off consumer choice and threaten an industry that is turning out new jobs at a fast pace,” Obama said. “That has the potential to hurt a lot of communities and set back America’s leadership in fighting climate change.”
He made veiled references to members of Congress who have been outspoken opponents of his energy policy, be it his push toward renewable energy installations or regulations aimed at coal-fired power plants.
He encouraged lawmakers to keep tax credits for wind and solar power on the books rather than letting them permanently lapse. Doing so, he said, would go against the choices of American consumers who are increasingly using renewable energy.