Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jon Huntsman talks energy independence at Dartmouth College

2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman embraced natural gas as a cheap, clean transitional fuel during his appearance at Darmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire yesterday:

The lowest of low hanging fruit, that I think would be an immediate engine of growth in this country - energy independence.

We’ve talked about it for eight presidents. And yet today here we sit on an abundance of resources.

If somebody told you today that the United States had as much natural gas as Saudi Arabia has crude oil, that would be the story of the century. And that’s reality. And yet we don’t be any attention to it. It’s almost like it doesn’t exist.

Everyone wants to draw from the sun and everyone wants to draw from the wind. And I do to. We tried to make that happen in the State of Utah, but we need more time.

We need a transitional product for transportation, for power, for manufacturing that will get us from where we are today to where we want to be in the future.

Natural gas. It’s cheap. It’s clean. It’s ours. And it carries profound national security implications in a part of the world that is dangerous and unpredictable.
 Watch the full video of Jon Huntsman's speech at Dartmouth College. His energy comments start at 14:03

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