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respect for work in the security council. thank you. >> thank you to the representative of the russian federation. there are no more speakers on the list. with that, the meeting is adjourned. ♪ :, we are featuring our student cam winners. issueear, the most urgent
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for the new president and congress. our second prize winners are 11th grade winners from iowa. documentary on energy production and >> we got together at the beginning of the project and that with iowa being the renewable energy capital of the world, we thought would be good and easy for us to find great interviews on the topic, work with great people, and make a wonderful video. weeksspent about two during study hall calling people, emailing people for interviews. we spent saturdays and fridays after school going and doing the interviews. we spent a couple of weeks and researching and going about iowa to getting some good interviews. ♪
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[indiscernible] announcer: -- >> today we have a message for washington. >> we have been researching and studying everything there is to know about american energy. >> we talked to multiple ceos of energy groups here in iowa and a multitude of people about energy use here in the united states.
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>> our message to washington is we need to create more energy more efficiently, especially when it comes to renewable energy sources. iowa has done a great job in that. we hope that other states and the rest of the country can pattern their energy off of what we have done here. let's go. >> it all starts with energy policy. 2020, if we produce our energy hearing united states, we will surpass saudi arabia. the nation has doubled the production of renewable energy like wind and solar. >> creating jobs and making america more energy secure. >> and we will make america the -- the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. >> we have taken great strides in recent years in renewable energy sources. , wehether it is wind, solar have created a foothold in climate standings and renewable
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resources of today. >> and iowa we have renewable energy, so companies like microsoft and google and facebook have chosen to put data centers in iowa because they are big energy users and want to be able to tell their customers and investors that is renewable energy being used. >> it has allowed ourselves to distinguish iowa as a leader in terms of research and development and pushing beyond. we call ourselves the silicon prairie of the midwest. geographicn the center of the united states. it provides an opportunity to move energy of all types to both coasts and throughout the country. physics, the definition of energy is the ability to create work. here in the united states, energy has the opportunity to create work and especially -- >> we are full opportunities, especially for women.
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a lot of people don't recognize how many opportunities there are. it's a great opportunity to get involved in science and technology. commercelso marketing, and information technology, logistics. a wide range of opportunities. >> i work as a developer, meaning i will come in and work with engineering and environmental studies. there is a slew of different job opportunities there in terms of environmentalists for environmental studies. >> [indiscernible]
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>> iowa is the wind energy capital of the world, the skyscrapers of the midwest. >> we got approval for what will be the largest wind farm ever constructed to date, about 2000 megawatts here in iowa. -- morally juicy is generated from wind here than in new york state. we have a wind project that is a $3 trillion -- more electricity is generated from wind here than in new york state. renewable energy has many big impact on the auto industry. >> they cut costs on international oil imports and allows ourselves to protect ourselves from having to rely on international energy. bar association is growing --
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bar association is growing. -- our association is growing. what if something awful happens around the world, and countries we depend on for energy needs? if something went wrong, we would have a real problem here. being energy independent at home helps our national security. >> we lead the nation in ethanol and biodiesel. we are the net exporter of and have over 50 biodiesel and ethanol plants. >> the future of renewable energy is priceless. renewable energy comes into play everyday. havingn annual basis, the sun to power those panels, we are right up there with .awaii
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not quite as warm here in iowa, but we have great potential. >> there is potentially -- [indiscernible] [indiscernible] >> we have to be competitive. that means for looking to ways to improve efficiency and cost. iowa has done that. i seem to rack improvements over the time i have been governor. i am proud of you, smith we have made. i think the future is going to be even brighter. >> we hope you are energized about our message. >> iowa is a leader in renewable energy sources, and we know all the other states can follow us to. announcer: to watch all of the prize-winning documentaries in
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festival live on saturday at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span's "book tv." announcer: white house press secretary sean spicer who is , traveling with the president in florida this weekend, held an off-camera briefing with reporters to discuss the u.s. missile strikes in syria. this is about 15 minutes. i have michael anton with me of the national security committee. we intend to have a readout later. hopefully we can gather with the pool at least. we will see what the rest of the day looks like while trying to get back over here, as well. i want to provide a little bit on the president's action. i know there's been a lot of interest in this. we can take a few questions. with respect to the actions the president took in syria, and the questions regarding the timeline, we will walk you through it. on tuesday at about 10:30 the morning, the president was


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