President Obama uses State of the Union to throw power behind clean energy, again.

Green_Globe_with_VineEarly in his state of the union speech, President Obama renewed his call of last year for investments in clean energy. Unbowed by the troubles with Solyndra, Obama said he would direct the defense department to throw its buying power behind clean energy supplies for the U.S. military.

Whether Obama will be able to use clean energy to boost jobs may be tougher. A Google.org study released last summer projected that breakthroughs in clean energy technologies would add $150 billion in additional economic output and 1.1 million new jobs by 2030.

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Source: Fred Guterl | Scientific American