Friday, March 15, 2013

Obama to Announce $2-Billion Plan to Get U.S. Cars off Gasoline

Obama to Announce $2-Billion Plan to Get U.S. Cars off Gasoline: [caption id="attachment_11214" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=" President Obama visits the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona, Calif., in 2009. Credit: White House/Lawrence Jackson"] [/caption]This afternoon, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to direct our cars, trucks and buses to a realm that doesn't include gas stations. During a visit to Argonne National Laboratory, he will call for $2-billion energy security trust fund dedicated to research to boost automobile efficiency, enhance battery technology and expand the use of biofuels, among other clean-energy efforts. The ultimate goal: getting the country off oil. [More]