10 Aug '12, 4pm

More of President Clinton on Efficiency, Solar, Wind, and Political Realities

More of President Clinton on Efficiency, Solar, Wind, and Political Realities

Former President Bill Clinton capped the fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, sponsored by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), with Clintonian observations on the state of greentech. “Though the news from Washington, D.C. may be disheartening, the news from the rest of the county is not so bad,” the former President began. He talked about his foundation’s efforts to bring renewable energy and energy efficiency to emerging and developing economies around the world. “Lower income countries that choose sustainable paths do better economically,” he said. Because such efforts require public-private partnerships, he added, quoting Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson’s newest book, “The great winners of the world are the cooperators.” Renewable energy is vital, President Clinton said. But “it always begins with efficiency,” because that is where the biggest job...

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