Obama to Sign Bill in Denver

by Matt Ball on February 15, 2009

Obama will sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Tuesday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and I’m thrilled that he’s chosen this city and that venue to sign this bill into law. The venue is green, having recently added a huge solar array on their roof that produces 100 kilowatts of power, and it’s also a place that will emphasize science and technology as the foundation of the solution.

Renewable energy is a focus of the plan and Colorado is at the epicenter of this drive as the home of the National Renewable Energy Lab. The state has made large investments in solar and wind power and our governor keeps touting a “New Energy Economy.” It’s nice to see that this thinking has the president’s ear, and that he’s getting out of Washington to emphasize the impact of this bill on this region and the country as a whole, rather than just to Washington pols.

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