14 Jun '11, 7am

Obama Pushes for More Cleantech, Green Jobs and Training

Obama Pushes for More Cleantech, Green Jobs and Training

Facing heavy criticism for a sluggish economic recovery, U.S. President Barack Obama brought his talk about the importance of growing more green jobs to a thriving LED factory in North Carolina Monday. "Today, the single most serious economic problem we face is getting people back to work," Obama acknowledged in his address to employees, business leaders and others gathered yesterday afternoon at Cree Inc. in Durham. But the president also took the opportunity to resound key tenets of his administration -- that clean energy, energy efficiency and the industries and innovations supporting them are key to the country's economic recovery. And he recapped progress that has occurred since he came to office. "We stabilized the economy," he said. "We prevented a financial meltdown. An economy that was shrinking is now growing. We’ve added more than 2 million private sector jobs o...

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