21 Jul '11, 7pm

Bill Clinton says "Paint your roofs white!"

Bill Clinton wrote a short piece about what he thinks is the "best way to jump start job creation". His answer? Painting roofs white . "Look at the tar roofs covering millions of American buildings. They absorb huge amounts of heat when it's hot. And they require more air conditioning to cool the rooms. [...] Every black roof in New York should be white; every roof in Chicago should be white; every roof in Little Rock should be white. Every flat tar-surface roof anywhere! In most of these places you could recover the cost of the paint and the labor in a week. It's the quickest, cheapest thing you can do." Considering that there's something like 20% unemployment in the construction sector and that even non-skilled people can learned to do this, it would certainly make sense and pay for itself with energy savings. Via The Atlantic . See also: Global CO2 Emissions Reach All T...

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