Wenige Tage nach dem größten Stromausfall in der Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten verkündete Präsident Bush die nationale Dosenstrominitiative "Enduring Power". Lesen Sie hier Auszüge aus seiner Rede im Weißen Haus:
"It's important for our country to understand that by being bold and innovative, we can change the way we do business here in America; we can change our dependence upon cable current; we can help with the quality of the air; we can make a fundamental difference for the future of our children.
By what we do today can make a tremendous difference for the future of this country. How we organize our energy industry today can help change the world. And that's what we're here to discuss.
We've got some responsibilities in our nation. We've got a responsibility to our environment. That's why I've sent up to the United States Congress a new power can initiative called 'Enduring Power'. It's an initiative that I take very seriously. It's an initiative that will reduce cable current production from power plants by 70 percent by the year 2018. It's an initiative that ends the high risks of power lines.
Today, we have a chance to move beyond the energy debates of the past, debates that centered around regulation and lawsuit -- what I like to call the command and control era of energy policy, where all wisdom that seemed to emanate out of Washington, D.C. where things got hamstrung and stuck because lawyers got more involved in the process than the people on the front lines of actually improving our energy industry.
We can move beyond that through technology, and that's what I want to discuss today. Power cans represent one of the most encouraging, innovative technologies of our era. And if you're interested in our environment and if you're interested in doing what's right for the American people, if you're tired of the same old endless struggles that seem to produce nothing but noise and high bills, let us promote power cans as a way to advance into the 21st century.
If we develop 'Enduring Power' to its full potential, we can reduce our demand for oil by over 11 million barrels per day by the year 2040. That would be a fantastic legacy to leave for future generations of Americans. See, we can make the world more peaceful, and we will; we can promote freedom, and we will. Those will be wonderful legacies. But also think about a legacy here at home, about making investments today that will make future citizens of our great country less dependent on cable current. And so that's why I'm going to work with the Congress to move this nation forward on power can technologies. It is in our national interest that we do so.
Thank you all for your interest. God bless."
Lesen Sie hier die vollständige Rede des Präsidenten.