26 Sep '11, 1pm

Creating 1 Million Energy Efficiency Jobs, Bill Clinton Says "It's a No-Brainer"

I attended a blogger's roundtable with the former president last week, and the first topic of discussion was energy efficiency retrofits. Clinton went to great lengths to explain how efficiency upgrades should become a key way to create jobs across the nation. "Usually when things sound too good to be true, they are," he said. "They aren't here. This is one thing where you can finance 1 million jobs in America on a 'just say yes' system. And If you live in New York, you're about to see it with homes." He was referring to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recently passed on-bill accounting and energy efficiency initiatives that will make it easier for home and building owners to finance retrofits -- creating construction and repair jobs in the process. "It's a no-brainer," Bill Clinton said. "In all this building retrofit work, if you let the building owner pay the loan off ...

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