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Enginuity Confronts U.S. Energy Secretary on Issue of Small Business Grants

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Levittown - 9.18.09// - One of President Obama's point people on environmental strategy joined Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and other officials in Bensalem on Thursday to discuss the role that green energy plays in the nation's future.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the country has the potential to lead the world in creating alternative energy sources and that those efforts would generate new, family-sustaining jobs and, in the long run, help Americans save money through energy conservation.

But, he added, it will be a race that other countries also hope to win."We can let China be the leader or Europe be the leader," Chu said. "Or this can be the basis of our new prosperity. It can be the opportunity for each of us to spend money on the things we want to spend money on while we save the planet for our children and grandchildren."

Thursday's Clean Energy Economy Forum was held at Bensalem's Accu-Weld. It was the third in a nationwide series of events to promote the Obama administration's energy plan, which the president hopes will improve the economy, create jobs, reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil and battle climate change in one fell swoop. Hosted by state governors, the other forums were held Aug. 27 in Colorado and Sept. 2 in Michigan.

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