02 Dec '11, 6pm

Everyone says energy efficiency can pay for itself, and now the White House is out to prove it:

Everyone says energy efficiency can pay for itself, and now the White House is out to prove it, by spending zero money to produce $4 billion. Yeah, I'm not making that up. From the administration : The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers. The other half of the $4 billion will come from a consortium of private investors, assuming they all come through. The whole operation has the stamp of approval of both the Clinton Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which aren't often mentioned in the same sentence. The White House says this initiative will lead to retrofits for 1.6 billion square feet of commercial and residental space, and create 50,000 jobs over the...

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