- Published: 26 January 2007 26 January 2007
President George W. Bush laid out a set of important programs and goals for a national shift to renewable energy and fuels in his State of the Union address.
The President laid out a comprehensive set of actions and goals to increase the use of renewable energy in America. He called for an increase in solar energy and wind power for electricity generation, and an increase in renewable fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol for more fuels. The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased with this forward-stepping program for increased use of renewable energy. "The President's program for renewable energy gets things going in the right direction for our country," said Michael Eckhart, ACORE President, who added, "but we can actually do much more." "The President took some bold steps in the right direction tonight," said John Geesman, Co-Chairman of the ACORE Board of Directors, "and we applaud him for it. We will continue working with all public leaders who see the path forward with renewable energy."