19 Apr '12, 10pm

Green Blog: Lead by Example, Clinton Tells Sustainability Forum

Green Blog: Lead by Example, Clinton Tells Sustainability Forum

“Chill out – sometimes this stuff takes years.” That was Bill Clinton’s wry observation on Thursday as he addressed a sustainability conference in New York City, expressing frustration over how long it is taking for the country to move forward on clean energy and energy efficiency. Bill Clinton speaking Thursday at a Midtown Manhattan hotel. Appearing before a crowd of around 250 at the annual Sustainable Operations Summit at the Hilton New York in Midtown Manhattan, the former president said there had been some progress but that the upfront costs of adopting better technology — especially in shaky economic times — and a cultural resistance to change remained significant obstacles. “We are too wedded to the way we’ve done things,” Mr. Clinton said, waving his reading glasses for emphasis as he spoke. “It’s psychological as well as financial. We have to liberate ourselves f...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/lead-by-example...

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