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" "WE EXPECT OURCOMMITMENT TOCLEAN ENERGY TOLEAD TO MORETHAN 800,000JOBS BY 2012G-20 MEMBERS115modernising our electric grid so that we have moresources of renewable energy but we can also use itmore effectively. We expect our commitment to clean energy to lead tomore than 800,000 jobs by 2012. And that is not justcreating work in the short term, that is going to help laythe foundation for lasting economic growth. I just wanteverybody to understand - just a few years ago,American businesses could only make two per cent ofthe world's advanced batteries for hybrid and electricvehicles - two per cent. In just a few years, we will haveup to 40 per cent of the world's capacity. Here at ZBB, you are building batteries to storeelectricity from solar cells and wind turbines. And youhave been able to export batteries around the globe,and that is helping lead this new industry. For years, wehave heard about manufacturing jobs disappearingoverseas. Well, companies like this are showing us how manufacturing can come back right here in the United States of America, right back here to Wisconsin. A year and a half ago, this economy was shrinkingrapidly. The economy is now growing. A year and a halfago, we were losing jobs every month in the privatesector. We have now added private sector jobs for sevenmonths in a row. And that means the worst mistake we could make is to go back to doing what we were doing that got us into the mess that we were in. We cannot turn back. We have got to keepgoing forward. I will be honest with you, there is going to be a bigdebate about where we go. There are folks inWashington right now who think we should abandonour efforts to support clean energy. They have madethe political calculation that it is better to stand on thesidelines than work as a team to help Americanbusinesses and American workers.So they said no to the small business tax cuts I talkedabout. They said no to rebuilding infrastructure. And they said no to clean energy projects. They even voted against getting rid of tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas so we could give those taxbreaks to companies that are investing right here in Wisconsin.And my answer to people who have been playingpolitics the past year and a half is, they should come to this plant. They should go to any of the dozen new battery factories, or the new electrical vehiclemanufacturers, or the new wind turbine makers, or the solar plants that are popping up all over thiscountry, and they should have to explain why they thinkthese clean energy jobs are better off being made inGermany or China or Spain, instead of right here in theUnited States.See, when folks lift up the hoods on the cars of thefuture, I want them to see engines stamped "Made inAmerica." When new batteries to store solar powercome off the line, I want to see printed on the side,"Made in America." When new technologies aredeveloped and new industries are formed, I want themmade right here in America. That is what we arefighting for. nThese remarks by President Barack Obama are excerpts from his speech delivered at ZBB Energy Corporation's Manufacturing Facilityin Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, on 16 August 2010. For more information please

" "WHILE WERECOGNISE THATTHE VIABILITY OFOUR BIOFUELS INDUSTRY WILL BE SUCCESSFULONLY IF FIRSTGENERATION BIO-FUELS SUCH ASCORN ETHANOLARE VIABLE, WEALSO KNOW THATTHERE IS GREATPOTENTIAL TO USEOTHER FEED-STOCKS IN INCLUDING NON-GRAIN FEED-STOCKS FORBIOFUELSs part of building the clean energy future,the US Administration has set forth on abiofuels programme to build a moresustainable transportation sector. TheRenewable Fuels Standard programme has and willcontinue to significantly increase the volume ofbiofuels in our transportation fuel supply - with a goalof 36 billion gallons by 2022.Congress has established specific greenhouse gasreduction thresholds that must be achieved byrenewable fuels in order to qualify for the programme.It is an ambitious programme, but we expect it to resultin significant benefits, especially as advanced andcellulosic fuels begin to penetrate the market. It will decrease oil imports by over US$40 billion, andresult in energy security benefits of nearly US$3billion. In 2022, it will reduce our carbon emissions by138 million metric tonnes - equivalent to removingabout 27 million cars from the road. It will also expandthe market for agricultural products and otherbiomass, and open new markets for advanced biofuels.This will help increase net farm income by US$13billion dollars in 2022 - a much needed economicboost for a number of struggling rural areas across the country.Just last week I had a chance to meet with themembers of a farming community in Americus,Georgia. They told me about their enthusiasm not justfor the jobs and economic activity of renewable fuels.But they also want the opportunity to be a part ofstrengthening our energy security. As people who liveoff the land, they understand the importance ofprotecting the planet.This programme will also drive research, investmentand innovation in the development of the secondgeneration of biofuels. While we recognise that theviability of our biofuels industry will be successful onlyif first generation biofuels such as corn ethanol areviable, we also know that there is great potential to use other feedstocks in including non-grain feedstocksfor biofuels.By 2022, 15 billion gallons of ethanol can come fromcorn starch. However the majority of the increase in themandate, 16 billion gallons is required to come fromcellulosic-based materials. We need to make moreprogress to develop and commercialise these cellulosicand advanced biofuels in order to fulfill our mandatefor renewable fuels. Just as important we need to make a significant commitment to improvinginfrastructure and consumer knowledge in order toincrease market acceptance. As we proceed, however, we also have a statutorymandate to ensure that these biofuels are producedsustainably - in terms of where we get they are grown, harvested andrefined.and what the overall emissions are associatedwith the entire process. That is why lifecycle analysis issuch an important part of our approach to renewablefuel policy. When Congress established the RFS2requirements in EISA, it specifically directed EPA toevaluate biofuels on the basis of their full lifecyclegreenhouse gas emissions impacts. We were directedto assess both direct and significant indirect impacts -including the impacts on land use from increaseddemand for biofuels.Developing this analysis was a major undertaking.There was no single model available to give us lifecycleanswers. And of course, there were many differentopinions on how to proceed. As always, we felt it wasUSA: MAKING PROGRESS ON BIOFUELS116GLOBAL VOICESLISA P. JACKSON, ADMINISTRATOR, US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)APhoto: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza