“There’s absolutely no reason why the United States can’t lead the world in clean energy,” says Vice President Joe Biden.

Eco_IconsA failure by the United States to lead the world in developing clean-energy technology would be the “the biggest mistake this nation has made in its entire history,” said Vice President Biden.

Biden, speaking at an energy summit in Nevada organized by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), called on policymakers to put aside their ideological differences and make the investments necessary to build what the Obama administration has termed a “clean-energy economy.”

The vice president dismissed the “naysayers” in Congress who have pushed for slashing budgets for energy research and other programs valued by the Obama administration.

“I can assure you that the president is not going to listen to those voices, and I hope to God you are not going to either,” Biden told a crowd at Reid’s fourth annual National Clean Energy Summit.

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Source: Andrew Restuccia | The Hill