The Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, Ed Markey, responded to President-Elect Obama’s YouTube address on climate change policy via You Tube:
Hi, I am Congressman Ed Markey, Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
I just wanted to congratulate President Elect Barack Obama on his speech today which laid out a new direction for the United States in the battle to fight Global Warming.
After 8 years of inaction from the Bush Administration, it's a breath of fresh air to hear that an Obama White House understands the clean energy steps that must be taken to lift America out of economic turmoil are the same steps we must take to fight the climate crisis.
Investing in clean energy will create new green jobs, putting Americans back to work and breaking our dependence on oil and other fossil fuels.
President-Elect Obama also understands the potential clean energy technology brings. President-Elect Obama used YouTube to deliver his important climate message today. In 1995, not a single home in America had broadband access. Today, the next President of the United States was able to reach millions of people around the world using high-speed internet connections. . .and even some on mobile devices!
If, in just a decade's time, we can successfully engineer an Information Technology Revolution, we can also have a Clean Energy Revolution.
Again, I want thank the President-Elect for his commitment to fighting climate change and I look forward to continuing to work with Congress on a green economic recovery.