Obama Promotes Energy Projects, Economy in Nevada
From Yahoo! News
President Barack Obama is wrapping up a two-day swing through Missouri and Nevada with a speech on clean energy that could deliver a boost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who”s in a tough fight for re-election.
In Friday”s address, Obama planned to call on Congress to expand a tax credit program for advanced energy manufacturing jobs. Eligible would be solar projects that Reid has been promoting heavily in Nevada as a way to capitalize on his state”s scorching climate and cut down on pollution from coal.
Obama was to speak to an audience at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, along with officials from a solar panel manufacturer called Amonix that”s opening a new facility in Las Vegas with help from the tax credits.
Hours before Obama arrived in the Nevada on Thursday to hold a fundraiser for Reid, the Departments of Energy and Interior joined Reid in announcing a new “Solar Demonstration Zone” in Nevada where new solar technologies can be tested and developed.
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