File photo of Obama inspecting solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas

 
File photo of Obama inspecting solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas
U.S. President Barack Obama inspects an array of solar panels with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Col. Howard Belote at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada in this May 27, 2009 file photo. Obama called for investment in clean technologies and urged Congress to eliminate billions of dollars in subsidies for oil companies in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Obama sought a centrist message on an issue that has sharply divided Washington, saying nuclear power and two fossil fuels, clean coal and natural gas, would be needed to meet a goal of 80 percent clean energy in less than 25 years. "Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas," Obama said. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS ENERGY)