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VP makes push for renewable energies

Date: April 16, 2009
By: Brian Jarvis
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The vice president has a message for the Show-Me State: Show me renewable energies, and I'll show you the future. 

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City.

RunTime:0:43
OutCue: SOC

Addressing a crowd of union workers at the ABB Transformer Factory, vice president Joe Biden praised the company's embrace of wind power. 

Despite recent layoffs, ABB is able to move forward on a project that generates enough wind energy to power more than 50,000 homes.

Part of the project's funding comes from the federal stimulus.  

 

Actuality:  BIDEN2.WAV
Run Time: 00:14
Description: "It will increase the bottom lines of businesses and individuals through greater efficiency, lower gas prices by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, return America to our rightful place as the leading edge of progress in the world."


Biden says the federal stimulus is building a twenty-first century economy in Missouri and across the nation.

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis. 


Intro: Hundreds of Missouri factory workers received encouraging words from vice president Joe Biden, who came in person to push for renewable energies. 

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City.

RunTime:0:36
OutCue: SOC

Thanks to the federal stimulus, the ABB Transformer Factory is able to get behind a wind energy project strong enough to power more than 50,000 homes.  

But despite the leap to green technology, ABB was forced to let go of ninety employees in February.

Factory worker LaTricia Jacques.  

 

Actuality:  JACQUES.WAV
Run Time: 00:11
Description: "We've had, I believe, three layoffs, and things are still really unstable. And, rumors are there may be another layoff coming soon. So, it's really affecting it bad."


Jacques says she enjoyed listening to vice president Biden, who says that better times are ahead. 

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis.


Intro: The vice president has a message for the Show-Me State: Show me renewable energies, and I'll show you the future. 

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City.

RunTime:0:43
OutCue: SOC

Addressing a crowd of union workers at the ABB Transformer Factory, vice president Joe Biden praised the company's embrace of wind power. 

Despite recent layoffs, ABB is able to move forward on a project that generates enough wind energy to power more than 50,000 homes.

Part of the project's funding comes from the federal stimulus.  

 

Actuality:  BIDEN2.WAV
Run Time: 00:14
Description: "It will increase the bottom lines of businesses and individuals through greater efficiency, lower gas prices by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, return America to our rightful place as the leading edge of progress in the world."


Biden says the federal stimulus is building a twenty-first century economy in Missouri and across the nation.

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis.