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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 1:58:10 to 2:01:15
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Ron Kind

1:58:06 to 1:58:27( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: drive the economic development. so a few others i thought i'd join with you. i'm joined by ron kind from wisconsin who is a new democratic coalition that's invested in pushing id how we really innovate and i'm glad -- i'd appreciate your comments. mr. kind: i appreciate you

Ron Kind

1:58:10 to 2:01:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Kind

Ron Kind

1:58:28 to 1:58:49( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: yielding me a little bit of time. i want to join you on this special order because there are a lot of exciting things happening in renewable energy development but also commend you for the leadership you've given. not only the congress but the rest of the nation, in trying to challenge our vision and where we're going to go as a country, as a people, to put us on a glide path toward energy independence, to break our

Ron Kind

1:58:50 to 1:59:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: addiction to foreign energy sources and to be smarter consumers of energy every day. i was one of probably many in this chamber that read my good friend's book on this subject, "apollo's fire." it was a good read because you did cite a lot of the

Ron Kind

1:59:13 to 1:59:35( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: innovation, creativity that's happening across the country in this field. that's why i'm excited with the current obama administration and the urgency that they see and the priority that they're making in a new energy future for our country. just today i had the owner of a

Ron Kind

1:59:36 to 1:59:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: company in wisconsin called orion energy what's called the apollo light tube. it doesn't use any electricity. it merely harvests the light of the day in order to focus it and to light up manufacturing floors, churches, schools, zero c-02 emission, actually.

Ron Kind

1:59:58 to 2:00:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: if it's a cloudy day, the regular energy source kicks in. so you maintain a constant light after yant for work conditions or for customers in that building. but the payback is roughly four or five years on it. and this is the type of thinking that we need to keep spurring and keep encouraging in the country that's going to help us get out of the energy

Ron Kind

2:00:20 to 2:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: box we're in right now. and i think you've recognized for a long time that time is of the essence on it. president obama understands that the recent reduction in energy prices are very temporary in nature and that once a recovery starts taking place both at home and abroad we are in all likelihood going to see a rapid escalation of energy costs and then everyone looking at each other trying to

Ron Kind

2:00:42 to 2:01:03( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: figure out who to blame that we're back in this energy box again. so i would hope again with your leadership and would like minds in the congress today working with the current administration i think really does get it that we have an opportunity to lay the foundation for a sustainable energy future in our country in anticipation of this cycle coming back again

Ron Kind

2:01:04 to 2:01:16( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Kind: with increased energy costs. and i think time is of the essence. we have to work hard to try to get it right at home so that we can share this with the rest of the world. if we're ever going to have any

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