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House Proceeding 10-20-09 on Oct 20th, 2009 :: 1:14:55 to 1:17:50
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Chris Murphy

1:14:53 to 1:15:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: by the amount of energy we are wi we have got to find the energy to make this h i know congressman murphy has been championing this in connecticut. mr. murphy: we have the best educated, most highly trained, most innovative work force in the world. you go back over the historyf

Chris Murphy

1:14:55 to 1:17:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

1:15:17 to 1:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: major hundred years, almost every one of american ingenuity. yet today, with respect to the global industry that produces advanced battery technology, solar cells, solar technology, and wind turbines in all three of those areas, the united states has either one or two of the top 10 producers in the

Chris Murphy

1:15:38 to 1:15:58( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: world. we have lost ground to asia, to europe, because we have been unwilling to be a partner with those industries in getting them off the ground. this place is obsessed with short-term thinking. maybe it's because everybody in this chamber is only up for re-election every two years but

Chris Murphy

1:15:59 to 1:16:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: this is a problem. this is an oortunity that requires that vision that mr. perriello is talking about extend beyond two years. to see payoffs that may not happen for four year, five years, 10 year, but the fact is this pla, washington, d.c., the united states congress, has been so focused on the

Chris Murphy

1:16:21 to 1:16:41( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: short-term, so focused on how to get from this year to next year, we have caught ourselveses in a cycle a downward spiral with regard to energy and economic development policy, we are now so far beyond and behind the the world. this is absolutely about national security. this is about putting ourselves back on the mantle of

Chris Murphy

1:16:42 to 1:17:03( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: leadership with regard to go these technologies where we should be today. everyone's district. it does involve some government help at the outset. simply ask venture capitalists and private novicors to put up all the seed money required to develop these new technologies, the payoff may not come for

Chris Murphy

1:17:04 to 1:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: four or five or 10 years is unrealistic. the reason why japan and so many other countries are out ahead of us with respect to the development of wind turbines and solar pa battery technology because they have at the outset a government who set market cons that are hospitable to a public-private partnership in the development

Chris Murphy

1:17:26 to 1:17:47( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: of these technologies. this is going to be part of the story of resurgence of the american economy. but it only happens if we follow the example that unfortunately had to have been set by these other countries, china included, as mr. perriello points out. but we can g leadership place on this issue, but it's going to take a

Chris Murphy

1:17:48 to 1:17:50( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: congress and a president and a house and a senate that's

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