U.S. President Barack Obama (C), flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama promised to shift America away from oil in his state of the union address Tuesday night.
"For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change," Obama said.
Notably, he wants to pursue a "market-based solution" to climate change and invest a portion of the revenues from oil and natural gas extraction on public lands in clean energy research and technology, "to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good.