President Obama visits MIT
President Barack Obama, in a historic visit to the MIT campus on October 23, 2009, praised the Institute's commitment to energy research and issued a strong call for the nation to lead the world in the development of new, efficient and clean energy technologies.
"Nations everywhere are racing to develop new ways to produce and use energy," he said in remarks delivered to a packed Kresge Auditorium. "The nation that wins this competition will be the nation that leads the global economy. I'm convinced of that. And I want America to be that nation."
Watch this excerpt from his clean-energy address.