Obama to MIT: Win the Green Race

President pushes climate change legislation
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2009 1:12 PM CDT
President Barack Obama tours a research laboratory with professor Vladimir Bulovic at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – President Obama urged MIT to get cracking on green energy research today, saying America’s future depends on it. “The nation that wins this competition will be the nation that leads the global economy,” he said. “I want America to be that nation. It’s that simple.” He used the opportunity to push climate change legislation, the Boston Globe reports, promising that it would make the country more efficient. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)