Obama Heads to New England to Discuss Clean Energy, Raise Funds

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 23 (UPI) — It’s off to New England for President Obama to discuss cutting-edge energy technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the White House said.

Obama was to challenge Americans to take the lead globally in clean energy and highlight investments that are creating jobs and making advancements in wind energy, the White House said.

Obama was to deliver his remarks after touring a research lab at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.

Several fundraising events also were on Obama’s itinerary. He was scheduled to deliver remarks at a reception and a fundraising event for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in Boston.

Obama and Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., were to tour a small business in Stamford, Conn. The president also will speak at a fundraising dinner for Dodd.

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