Sunday, 16 October 2011

‘Here are the jobs, here is the investment. Are you really against it?’

The words of one Bill Clinton in a fascinating interview with superhero historian Simon Schama. You can read it all here in the FT.

The jobs referred to are in renewables and energy efficiency. He says the economic case is key to winning the argument on green power:

"For $1bn invested in a new coal plant, you get fewer than 900 jobs, for solar you get 1,900 jobs, for wind turbines 3,300 jobs and [for] retrofitting buildings, 7,000-8,000 jobs."

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