George Bush and the Environment, One Last Time

State of the Union, State of the EarthGeorge Bush gave his final State of the Union Address last night.

Okay, quiet down, he still has a year left.

Bush touched on several points concerning the environment and energy, to wit:

  • Pledging $2 billion over three years to an international “clean energy technology fund 
  • A commitment to work with other nations and the UN to come to a climate change agreement by 2009
  • A reduction of American dependence on oil
  • More investment in battery innovation and advanced fuels to power cars and trucks, and
  • Increased generation of electricity from “clean” coal, nuclear, solar, and wind energy 

Sounds good doesn’t it? (except that part about “clean coal”)

Here’s some commentary and analysis you might find interesting:
Environmental Analysis of the State of the Union Address
EcoGeek on the International Clean Energy Fund
The Center for American Progress on Bush’s energy record
Triple Pundit – Economic stimulus
Environmental News Service – haven’t we heard this before?





Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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