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Originally posted by 44soulslayer
The conspiracy theorists are gonna love this one...
In the same week as NH signs a states-right reaffirmation bill; as the US citizen becomes increasingly angry at the way things are going; as business leaders lament the inefficacy and pork ridden nature of the bailout; as conservatives complain about the deficit and spending levels while liberals complain about tax cuts.... Obama takes a plane to Denver to sign one of the most contraversial (and the longest) bill in US history.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with its 465 solar panels and focus on education, makes "a perfect venue" for President Barack Obama to sign a historic $787 billion economic stimulus bill, Gov. Bill Ritter said Sunday.
Colorado has been aggressive in what Ritter coined the "new energy economy" - investing in wind, solar and other renewable energy sources as a way to create jobs and reduce the country's reliance on foreign oil.
The approach is a big part of the economic stimulus package sent to Obama's desk Friday. Colorado, for example, stands to receive more than $130 million for clean energy and weatherization assistance programs under the plan. It also includes tax incentives for renewable energy facilities.
Ritter said the Obama administration was looking last week for a site in the Denver area that made use of renewable energy so the president could tout that portion of the package.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
apparently he is here because of the vast amount of "green energy".
Obama will use as much energy in flight to CO as the museum’s solar panels can produce in 4 years.”
Thought you might find this interesting - according to the info I found on Boeing’s website and elsewhere, the 747-200 that operates as Air Force One uses anywhere from 5 to 7 gallons of fuel per mile, depending on how full it is. At roughly 1500 miles from DC to Denver, that’s at least 15,000 gallons of fuel round trip. There are 33.4 kilowatt hours of energy in a gallon of fuel, meaning this trip will use about 500,000 kilowatt hours of energy. According to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s own website, their solar installation has generated only 90,000 kilowatt hours of energy since it was installed last June!
Originally posted by PH43DRUS
Wonder how the markets will react for the last 30 min today.