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Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' followed by reasonable energy talk
Bill Clinton talks about loosening dollars so banks will grant loans.
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 04:18 PM
STUMPING: Bill Clinton is clear about what the green economy needs: loan guarantees. (Photo: Tony Dejak/AP)
While the talk of Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity
is rightfully grabbing headlines, the discussion that followed Stewart's announcement contained some serious energy talk. His guest on last night's show was Bill Clinton.
The former president continuously mentioned that green energy was one of three main sectors that would drive the American economy in the future. The conversation between the former president and the late night talk show host quickly turned from daughter Chelsea’s wedding
to a Clinton Global Initiative project like painting New York City rooftops white to save energy and massive forest preservation efforts. This happened about three minutes into the interview, which is posted below.
The really interesting stuff came a bit later. In the extended portion of the interview, Clinton got specific about how to make sure green energy efforts can grow the economy. The former president explained how banks are reluctant to loan cash for green projects. Clinton said there should be government guarantees on these loans to loosen capital. This video is also listed below and is definitely worth a look especially at the 3:40 mark.
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