In his Weekly Address this past Saturday, President Obama talked about the importance of investing in America’s future by investing in clean alternative energy and technologies.
“The only way we can avoid being held hostage to the ups and downs of oil prices is if we reduce our dependence on oil. That means investing in clean, alternative sources of energy like advanced biofuels and natural gas; and that means using cars and trucks and buses that use less oil.”
According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the typical Missouri vehicle uses approximately 600 gallons of fuel and is driven more than 16,000 miles each year. With more than 4.2 million registered vehicles in Missouri, that adds up to a lot of miles driven, gasoline consumed and money spent at the gas pump.
Investment in a future less dependent on oil is an investment that benefits us right here in Missouri as well as the rest of the nation.