Obama In Battleground Ohio…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shakes hands after a town hall-style meeting at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Obama held a town hall meeting in Berea, Ohio where he talked more about his comprehensive energy plan…

  • Provide short‐term relief to American families facing pain at the pump
  • Help create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future.
  • Within 10 years save more oil than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined.
  • Put 1 million Plug‐In Hybrid cars – cars that can get up to 150 miles per gallon – on the road by 2015, cars that we will work to make sure are built here in America.
  • Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
  • Implement an economy‐wide cap‐and‐trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

    Get the details by reading Barack Obama\’s New Energy for America plan

    Obama,\”President Bush, he had an energy policy. He turned to Dick Cheney and he said, \’Cheney, go take care of this,\’\” Obama said. \”Cheney met with renewable-energy folks once and oil and gas (executives) 40 times. McCain has taken a page out of the Cheney playbook.\”

    Obama has proposed an excess profits tax on Big Oil to finance a $1,000-per-family energy rebate to deal with the high cost of gasoline. Oil giant Exxon-Mobil \”makes in 30 seconds what the typical Ohio workers makes in a year,\” Obama said. \”We need more jobs and economic development. Why don\’t we focus on clean energy and reopening factories and putting people back to work? Nobody is benefiting from jobs that are leaving the community,\” he said.

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama speaks during a town hall-style meeting at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Obama leads McCain nationally in AP-Ipsos poll

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