President Barack Obama is a fierce advocate for clean energy. He believes that in order for America to go green, we must act now by developing new forms of clean energy. Going green will not be a quick or easy process.However, in order to go green we must provide American scientists with the tools they need. President Obama has a strong plan to invest in alternative and renewable sources of energy, end our reliance on oil from other countries and prevent further global climate change.
While President Obama wants the country to go green, he faces strong opposition from the republican party who insist on not going green and continue to drill for oil overseas. Many wonder why anybody would not want our country to go green. Going green will protect our planet from global warming, protect our country and world from global warming and will create millions of new jobs. Many republican politicians have claimed to support going green, but very few of them have actually acted on their claims. Last year the government passed the infamous stimulus package which included billions of dollars to help the country go green. More than ten billion dollars will go to creating a more complex grid that will transport new forms of energy to where it is needed most. More than four billion dollars will be spent on new government buildings that will support clean energy which will save tax paying citizens lots of money. Hundreds of billions of dollars will create clean energy jobs and training for those jobs. Also, a couple billion dollars will be rewarded to those who create new forms of batteries to help stock the new forms of energy.
The money from the stimulus package that is going to help the country go green is a great start. However, a lot more needs to be done if we are going to end our need of foreign oil, stop global warming and put Americans back to work in an environmentally friendly way. The President needs to continue ignoring opposition on this matter because most of the country believes that going green is the right thing to do. It is right not only to keep our country safe from global warming but to grow our economy and be able to compete with the world in green technologies. It is in our country’s best interest as well as the best interest of the world that we move forward with President Obama’s clean energy plan.