Offering an interesting solution to the nation's energy crisis, President Bush joked that a wind farm should be set up around Washington, D.C. to catch all the "hot air" coming from the nation's capital.

"I believe we're in a transition period from an era of hydrocarbons to new technologies," Bush explained during a speech at a welding plant in Euclid, Ohio Tuesday.

"Part of the mix has got to be solar and wind power," Bush said. "There's a lot of wind -- they ought to have the biggest turbine farm in Washington, D.C., where there's not only a lot of wind there's a lot of hot air."

The line was met with loud laughter and applause before Bush turned to advocating for clean coal and expanded drilling.