March 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: President Bush seeks more security in US energy supply

Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy, President Bush stressed in his State of the Union address. The best way to break what he terms the nation's "addiction" to oil is through techno..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy, President Bush stressed in his State of the Union address. The best way to break what he terms the nation's "addiction" to oil is through technology. He announced the formation of an Advanced Energy Initiative. This would entail a 22% increase in clean-energy research—to push for breakthroughs in how the US powers its homes and offices. The focus would be on more investments in zero-emission coal-fired plants, solar and wind technologies, and nuclear energy. How automobiles are powered also needs to be changed, according to the President's address. He intends to encourage increased research in better batteries for hybrid and elect

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