Energy

Obama touts sustainable power during tour of solar panel plant

interns Contributor

In another visit intended to showcase a recipient of economic stimulus dollars, President Obama toured a solar panel plant on Wednesday in Fremont, Calif. He took the opportunity to contrast the potential of clean energy with the environmental perils of fossil fuels, reflected in what he called a “heartbreaking” oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“We’re not going to be able to sustain this kind of fossil fuel use. The planet can’t sustain it,” he told about 250 employees after a tour of the expanding Solyndra Inc. plant, which has received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Energy Department for new construction.

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