National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2:41 P.M. MDT
THE PRESIDENT: (In progress.) I tell you what, man — by the way, they tell me the ones that are going to be offshore are going to be 100 meters long.
SECRETARY GRANHOLM: Twice as big.
THE PRESIDENT: Twice as long as — as big as this, per blade.
Q What have you learned on this trip, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: I learned on this trip that we made a great investment in this laboratory. I was out here in 2011. It’s expanded considerably, and we’ve brought down — just in the time that I was running the Recovery Act, we brought down the cost of energy generated by wind and solar cheaper than the cost of a new coal plant.
These guys are changing the world, man. No, they really — not a joke.
Q Mr. President, would you sign a reconciliation package with slimmed-down climate measures?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m for more climate measures.
2:43 P.M. MDT