On Tuesday, President Obama highlighted the importance of global competition on all levels during his State of the Union address. One of the areas that international competition is key is in the clean energy industry. As countries begin to focus on clean energy economies, the United States needs to be the global green energy leader. On Wednesday, President Obama expanded upon this need during a speech at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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