Monday, December 8, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama Plans to Create New Green Jobs by Investing in Energy Efficient Schools & Buildings

During his weekly address on Saturday, President-elect Barack Obama discussed plans to create new green jobs by investing in programs to make the nation's government buildings and schools more energy efficient. The remarks came as Obama detailed parts of his plan to stimulate the U.S. economy.

Investment in energy efficient can also help the government save taxpayer dollars by eliminating unnecessary energy costs, according to the President-elect.


Here are a few highlights from the address:

“First, we will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy-efficient. Our government now pays the highest energy bill in the world. We need to change that. We need to upgrade our federal buildings by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs. That won’t just save you, the American taxpayer, billions of dollars each year. It will put people back to work.”

“Third, my economic recovery plan will launch the most sweeping effort to modernize and upgrade school buildings that this country has ever seen. We will repair broken schools, make them energy-efficient, and put new computers in our classrooms. Because to help our children compete in a 21st century economy, we need to send them to 21st century schools.”

The Green Jobs Report provides news, information, and analysis about how green-collar jobs can help jumpstart our nation's economy.


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