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House Proceeding on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:38:50 to 0:41:35
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:38:42 to 0:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: technology, mr. lujan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. lujan: mr. speaker, thank you very much. and i thank the gentleman from colorado. mr. speaker, i speak today in support of h.r. 3585 and support of the rule. in support of technology roadmap act, a bill that i co-sponsored and supported proudly during the committee process. and i commend congresswoma

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:38:50 to 0:41:35( Edit History Discussion )
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:39:03 to 0:39:23( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: giffords for her work on this important bill. mr. speaker, i come from a state that has over 300 days of sunshine, a state that has abundant solar resources, a state that recognizes we have to get out in front of this. but as we talk about t southwest and where we have a lot of sunshine, we cannot lose sight that countries like germany who don't have the

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:39:24 to 0:39:45( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: abundant solar resources we do here in the united states but especially in the southwest that they're still ahead of us. they're outproducing they're generating more power from the sun. we have to get out in front of this issue, mr. speaker. solar energy production will support economic growth by creating jobs and opportunities for a clean energy workplace. you know, as we talk about this

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:39:46 to 0:40:07( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: issue and we see and we remember that this technology, solar technology, was invented and developed right here in the un america. but yet we're falling further and further behind. we talk about the need for more jobs, for making sure we are energy issue.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:40:08 to 0:40:28( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: ther energy can't be and should not be and must be a big part of the solar mix of the energy mix that we have right here in the united states. when we talk about the investment in education, the emphasis with technology, engineering, mathematics and science, making sure that we're building up that young group, those talented young people

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:40:29 to 0:40:50( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: that will solve tomorrow's problems. investment in solar technology and developing a road map that will be essential in fully deploying and developing this technogy is critically important. our national laboratories at the forefront here, our colleges and universities, we have to invest in our engineers, our scientists, our

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:40:51 to 0:41:12( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: researchers to provide this path forward. the solar technology roadmap act lays out a clear path for identifying our country's solar technologies, development needs and staying on track to address the needs and let's us get back in front of this issue, mr. speaker. the solar technology roadmap act will provide resources to ou

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:41:13 to 0:41:33( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: national laboratories, for research and development, and demonstration of advanced techniques and variety of solar energy products. mr. speaker, we can't wait anore. we all need to come together when we talk about the future of our energy needs in our country. foreign sources of energy, getting back out in front of

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:41:34 to 0:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: this very important issue. this piece of legislation will

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