08 Aug '12, 6pm

Bill Clinton on “Visibly Tattoed” Solar Workers, Unions, and Wind: In a keynote address at the National Clean

Bill Clinton on “Visibly Tattoed” Solar Workers, Unions, and Wind: In a keynote address at the National Clean

In a keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit , former President Bill Clinton recounted a visit to BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah solar power plant at which he observed many of the 370-megawatt project’s all-union construction crew to be both enthusiastic about renewable energy -- and visibly tattooed. “The more people with visible tattoos who advocate for clean energy,” President Clinton said, “the more success it will have in Washington.” And, he added, “You win the tattooed vote and we’ll have the damnedest environmental policy anybody ever saw.” United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard is a man who has been familiar with that voting block since before visible tattoos were trendy. “I’m fundamentally angry,” Gerard said during a break at the Summit. “I’m angry at the Republican Party . I’m angry specifically at Mitt Romney . They’ve managed to ign...

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