|00:00:00||SENATOR WHITEHOUSE, COULD I JUST ASK -- AND I KNOW THAT YOU MAY HAVE OTHER PLACES TO GO, BUT YOU MENTIONED OFFSHORE WIND ON THE ATLANTIC COAST, AND TO ME THE STUDY OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, WHICH INDICATED THAT OFF OF THE ATLANTIC COAST THERE'S THE POTENTIAL IN WIND TO GENERATE ENOUGH ELECTRICITY WITH WIND TO POWER THE ENTIRE EAST COAST GROUP OF CITIES, VERY LARGE CITIES, AS YOU KNOW, FROM PROVIDENCE TO NEW YORK, TO BOSTON.|
|00:00:34||AND THEY'RE ALREADY -- GOOGLE IS ALREADY OUT THERE STARTING TO LAY THE GRID WITH SOME OTHER PARTNERS.|
|00:00:40||AND SO WE HAVE HUGE POTENTIAL TO MOVE FORWARD, AND BASICALLY WHAT WE'RE BEING TOLD AT THIS POINT IS, OH, LET ME THINGS EXPIRE.|
|00:00:49||AND SENATOR SANDERS, AS WE KNOW, VERY, VERY SHORTSIGHTED POSITION.|
|00:00:53||BUT THAT -- THAT STUDY ABOUT -- OFF YOUR COAST THERE IS AN EYE OPENER BECAUSE IT TELLS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, LOOK, HERE'S CLEAN ENERGY.|
|00:01:02||WE DON'T HAVE TO IMPORT OIL ANYMORE.|
|00:01:05||WE DON'T HAVE TO BRING IN ENERGY FROM OUTSIDE, JUST OFF OUR COAST WE CAN GO OUT THERE AND PUT A GRID IN PLACE AND GENERATE WIND ENERGY.|
|00:01:13||AND I -- I KNOW YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS STUDY.|
Mr. UDALL of New Mexico. Mr. President, may I just ask the Senator--and I know he may have other places to go, but he mentioned offshore wind on the Atlantic coast, and the study out of the University of Delaware indicated that off of the Atlantic coast there is the potential in wind to generate enough electricity to power the entire east coast group of cities--very large cities, as you know--from Providence, to New York, to Boston. And Google is already out there starting to lay the grid with some other partners. So we have huge potential to move forward, and basically what we are being told at this point is, oh, let these things expire.
That is a very shortsighted position. But that study about the coast is an eye-opener because it tells the American people: Look, here is clean energy. We do not have to import oil anymore. We do not have to bring in energy from outside. Just off our coast, we can go out there and put a grid in place and generate wind energy. I know the Senator has probably heard about this study.