Skip to comments.Obama: Use 'algae' as substitute for oil
Posted on 02/23/2012 12:39:19 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
President Obama admitted today that he does not have a "silver bullet" solution for skyrocketing gas prices, but he proposed alternative energy sources such as "a plant-like substance, algae" as a way of cutting dependence on oil by 17 percent.
"Were making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel thats actually made from a plant-like substance, algae -- you've got a bunch of algae out here," Obama said at the University of Miami today. "If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing alright. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in America."
The Department of Energy (DOE) currently spends about $85 million on 30 research projects "to develop algal biofuels," according to the White House, which announced that Obama is committing another $14 million to the idea.
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Allow more drilling.
Rescind your refusal to permit the Keystone pipeline.
You're welcome, President Obama. No no no, don't try to hire me, I'm happy where I work.
Words simply can’t describe whatever this thing is we have in the White House right now.
High gas prices IS his energy policy.
Along with high electric and natural gas prices.
His whole agenda is based on artificially raising the prices of energy via government regulation in order to make his green energy boondoggles cost competitive.
How long are people going to put up with this idiocy?
A 40% annual inflation year after year in the cost of electricity/natural/gas/automotive fuel isnt enough to wake the clueless sheep like American voters to the economic idiocy of the green movement and their mindless puppets the US Democrat Party
How about the morons standing there, taking down every word, like the animals in the jury in the Red Queen’s court? He’s the smartest one in that room. Frightening, isn’t it?
Algae is a ‘plant-like’ substance as he is a ‘human-like’ substance............
I was expecting him to propose astral projection as a way to get around the high price of gas.
This fool is starting to sound like a sci-fi B movie from the fifties.
Democrats are algae. Let’s use them.
There is something mentally wrong with this idiot. I really can’t believe what I just read. Algae!?!?
I’ll give him a pass on this one. A Chicago politician could easily believe there is a limitless supply of pond scum.
Use [anything that isn’t really a viable energy source] instead of oil.
Thanks for the explanation of your energy policy, bammers.
Well to be fair, Bush mentioned cultivating saw grass in a SOTU speech. Saw grass. Run the economy with saw grass.
Algae. Let me guess, we’ll be seeing a Chevy Slime soon that runs on algae. Or is it the Chevy Scum?
“Algae is a plant-like substance as he is a human-like substance............”
I do see the resemblance to pond scum though...
Ba da bing! I laughed out loud!
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