To be fair that is complete BS without a hint of a shred of a notion of any connection with fact. But I know, you Leftist trolls never bother letting little things like intellectual honesty and factual accuracy get in the way of your mindless adoration of all things Democrat.
Also, Bush did indeed speak of cellulosic bio-fuels (which would include sawgrass).
You owe SkyDancer an apology.
"During his trip, Bush is also focusing on a proposal to increase investment in development of clean electric power sources, and proposals to speed the development of biofuels such as "cellulosic" ethanol made from wood chips or sawgrass
For your edification you might want to continue to read an FR article:
Bush: Nation is on Verge of Energy Technology Breakthroughs (Prez in Wisconsin, Monday) JSOnline via AP ^ | Fenruary 21, 2006 | AP Staff Writer Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:26:06 AM by Diana in Wisconsin.
Thanks for the backup USFRIENDINVICTORIA
LOL! What a farce!
The exact quote was:
Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. The best way to break this addiction is through technology. Since 2001, we have spent nearly $10 billion to develop cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable alternative energy sources. And we are on the threshold of incredible advances.
So tonight I announce the Advanced Energy Initiativea 22-percent increase in clean-energy research at the Department of Energyto push for breakthroughs in two vital areas. To change how we power our homes and offices, we will invest more in zero-emission coal-fired plants, revolutionary solar and wind technologies, and clean, safe nuclear energy.
We must also change how we power our automobiles. We will increase our research in better batteries for hybrid and electric cars and in pollution-free cars that run on hydrogen. We'll also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switchgrass. Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive within 6 years.
Breakthroughs on this and other new technologies will help us reach another great goal: to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025. By applying the talent and technology of America, this country can dramatically improve our environment, move beyond a petroleum-based economy, and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past.
That was 2006. It's now 2012. So, ethanol should just about be competitive, right?
Truth is, that was just big-government posturing. Everyone knows corn ethanol is stinking political scam. And cellulosic ethanol is still largely a VC pipe dream. That's where it should stay with the VCs. Republican or Democrat, the government should stay the hell out!
Let the VCs invest. And let the oil companies drill, drill drill!
President George W. Bush quotes compiled by Est ... there are some rough spots, and I'm going to mention ... which we're close to getting to, that we can use sawgrass ...
What ever happened to Dubya's sawgrass as an alternative fuels?
But I digress.
MNJohnie: To be fair that is complete BS without a hint of a shred of a notion of any connection with fact. But I know, you Leftist trolls never bother letting little things like intellectual honesty and factual accuracy get in the way of your mindless adoration of all things Democrat.
Oh, how easy it is to engage in name calling and accusations motivated by lack of information or intellectual dishonesty.
President Bush in his 2007 SOU, as reported by The New York Times HERE said the following " We must continue investing in new methods of producing ethanol, using everything from wood chips, to grasses, to agricultural wastes."
In addition, in 2006 The Tuscaloosa News reports HERE"On Tuesday, with a stop at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., the president highlights his proposals to speed the development of biofuels such as "cellulosic" ethanol made from woodchips or saw-grass."
I have a feeling that the truth will wipe the smugness off your face and make you think twice or do some background before publicly attacking someone's integrity
To be fair that is complete BS without a hint of a shred of a notion of any connection with fact. ...
Well, you're both wrong. Bush did not mention cultivating saw grass in a SOTU speech, but that assertion is not complete BS.
In his 2006 SOTU, Bush said, "We'll also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn, but from wood chips and stalks or switch grass."
In his 2007 SOTU, Bush said that he wanted to quintuple the use of ethanol and other alternative fuels by 2017. That same year he signed legislation that mandated that "the U.S. must use 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels per year by 2022, including 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel."
Here's an interesting article on the topic. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17398968/ns/us_news-environment/t/huge-federal-grants-cellulosic-ethanol/#.T0a4dnnvO8A It reports that the Bush Administration planned to spend $385 million on cellulosic ethanol. You can look up the 2006 and 2007 ethanol references in the SOTU yourself. Recent articles in the WSJ suggest that Bush's results from cellulosic alcohol spending was comparable to Obama's Solyndra performance.
Bush was a proponent of ethanol fuels, especially cellulosic ethanol. That assessment is neither conservative nor liberal. It's a simple fact.
Geez, some Freepers can't remember how weak Bush was on many domestic issues. He often pandered to the idiot Greens. Remember, the great Rove was a big influence.
Below is a 2006 Free Republic posting