Thursday, May 17, 2007

Clinton turning green

Not Hillary, but her househusband, Bill:

Fifteen cities around the world will begin cutting carbon emissions by renovating city-owned buildings with green technology under a program financed by major global banking institutions and organized by former President Clinton's foundation.

Clinton Program to Give City Buildings a Green Makeover

The building makeovers will include replacing heating, cooling and lighting systems with energy-efficient networks; making roofs white or reflective to deflect more of the sun's heat; sealing windows and installing new models that let more light in and keep the elements out; and setting up sensors to control more efficient use of lights and air conditioning.

Clinton's foundation said the planned changes could reduce energy use by 20 to 50 percent in those buildings. The reduction could mean a significant decrease in heat-trapping carbon emissions, as well as savings on utility bills.

Coalition to Make Buildings Energy-Efficient


Slick Willie is also supporting the mayor's commuter tax plan:

Manhattan congestion pricing sounds good to Bill Clinton

"The longer I wait in traffic, the better I like it," Clinton said.

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Anonymous said...

Duh....hey "slick Willie"....the quickest way to have an impact is to put the skids on over development!

For instance: If you tear down a single family home and replace it with a four family go from a 2 car family to maybe 8 new vehicles with mucho emissions.

Maybe these will be big gas guzzling 10 mpg SUVs!

Now that's simple math that even Monica can do!

georgetheatheist said...

This asshole gets chauffered to work and reads the paper in the back seat!!!

[Or does something else there - the windows are tinted.]

Anonymous said...

seriously, i know his wife had to move here b/c the misguided elected her, but what's he doing in ny? and the worst part is he's trying to influence ny policy! most people who drive into the city do it b/c they have to, not to go to the latest liberal self aggrandizing fundraiser.

grvsmth said...

Of course it's not that simple, anon from Thursday. For instance, if you don't provide parking, you won't get 8 new vehicles.