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Good evening I'm Bret Baier President Obama has begun a campaign style for state energy tour.
He's trying to pump up support for an energy policy.
The takes new abuse with each day's pump price hikes.
Gasoline shot up almost two cents a gallon overnight the national average is now three dollars 86 cents that's almost thirty cents a gallon higher than a month ago.
Crude oil jumped a dollar to want me a barrel to finish at 10727.
-- -- -- correspondent Ed Henry reports on the day.
That will feature a bit of the old and a lot of the new.
It's the world's largest solar power plant of its kind.
One million panels just thirty miles outside Las Vegas a perfect spot for President Obama do insist he's doubling down on federal taxpayer involvement.
Despite some high profile failures like Solyndra.
One member of congress who shall remain unnamed -- these jobs -- Know these guys were around when Columbus sailed.
Maybe charter members of the Flat Earth Society.
The problem for the president.
Job growth is flat to.
With the solar company here employing fewer than it doesn't full time staffers though they -- there will be more jobs at two other proposed -- go through.
And there are questions about the electricity output here too.
This plant cranks out just 58 megawatts per hour.
To power 171000 homes bought typical coal fired power plant can produce 600 megawatts an -- and about seven times the electricity.
The president responds solar is just one piece of -- all of the above approach.
Have declared he will not back down from pouring in more taxpayer money the current members of the Flat Earth Society in congress.
And they would rather -- -- continue to put.
To provide more billion dollars.
Can tax subsidies to -- oil company.
Four billion dollars.
Food industry that is making record profits.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said today those oil tax breaks are dwarfed by the money going to -- -- like his favorite target algae.
This is like Sandra is one of those who -- you know interest in left wing ideas which works theoretically as long as not real.
Any foot and a half million dollars you go all that didn't quite work.
President is also being greeted -- all four states on this two -- -- with an ad by the Republican group crossroads GPS.
Getting a -- high gas prices right.
And Obama personally -- to kill a pipeline bringing oil from Canada at a house hearing yesterday energy secretary Steven -- stood by his claim that he deserves at least they might.
This we give myself a little higher -- that -- since I became a secretary of energy I've been doing everything I can to.
To get -- long term solutions.
It a nod to cylinder the president today said some companies will succeed some will fail.
Meanwhile tomorrow he will reiterate his support for a small part of the Keystone Pipeline from Oklahoma to the golf.
Which Republican say.
Is not enough -- Ed Henry traveling with president.
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