Biden to Students: You'll See 'Solar Energy as Cheap as Gas--Uh, Coal, Excuse Me, as Coal'

May 10, 2012 - 11:49 AM

( - Vice President Joe Biden told a group of college-age Americans at the White House on Thursday that they are the generation that will see solar energy as cheap as gas which now costs over $4.00 per gallon in many parts of the country.

“Your generation is in the cusp of the most incredible change in world history, not because of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, because of the time in which you live. Your generation is going to live through us being able to make solar energy as cheap as gas uh, coal, excuse me, as coal,” Biden said on Thursday.

Earlier, Biden told the young people: “You’re an incredible generation. And that’s not hyperbole either. Your generation and the 9/11 generation before you are the most incredible group of Americans we have ever, ever, ever produced."

The White House event was held to discuss student loan interest rates and college affordability.